We have a mission to provide a seat at our table for all our neighbours. 1149 is a space that proactively includes and involves black folks, folks of colour, folks with disabilities, immigrants, women, queer and trans people, and everyone with intersections of these identities. Your inclusion is at the centre of what we do.
The front of 1149 has room for a collective gallery, community apothecary, and ongoing events. The back of the co-op has room for creators in the food justice movement to incubate their own businesses and collaborate on the 1149 lunch menu.
By pooling our resources, activists and artists can create a home for visionary work in Philly. In a moment when most of the city has been impacted by removal of its history through gentrification, we can hold the legacy of El Compadre (1149’s predecessor) through the community building and organizing that’s happening here. That’s a torch we strive to carry.