FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WHAT: Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District) will lead a “Peace Not Guns” Rally and March in response to recent murders in South Philadelphia. In Philadelphia, 242 homicides have been committed to date in 2012. Councilman Johnson will join with residents and community leaders in expressing a commitment to peace.
WHO: Councilman Kenyatta Johnson (2nd District)
Councilman Mark Squilla (1st District)
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. Friday, September 7, 2012
WHERE: Hawthorne Park
Corner of 12th and Catharine St.
Philadelphia, PA 19147 map
GUESTS: Mothers in Charge
Philadelphia Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN)
Hawthorne Empowerment Coalition
Men United For A Better Philadelphia
Friends of Hawthorne Park
Peace Not Guns, Inc. was established in 1998 after the murder of Sultan “Chick” Chandler, cousin of Kenyatta Johnson, in the schoolyard of G.W. Childs Elementary School. After learning of Sultan’s murder, Johnson, then a community organizer, decided to seek ways to change the direction of his community.
Contact: Steven Cobb, 215-686-3412 or 609-668-0334