Tonight: Rally at LOVE Park

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As we reported earlier this week, Bilal Qayyum of the Father’s Day Rally Committee announced that his organization and others will sponsor the rally at LOVE Park tonight, Thursday, August 7 at 6 p.m. “to keep the issue of our children’s welfare at the top of this city’s agenda.”

According to Qayyum, the event will start with activists marching from three separate corners of the city, including 16th and Washington Avenue in South Philadelphia and Progress Plaza in North Philadelphia, with West Philadelphia marchers starting from 22nd and Market Streets.

“At Love Park, a rally will be held with speakers providing more information, and an action plan with proposed solutions will be presented” according to Qayyum, adding that “Too many our children are in harm’s way every day, and unless we take action now, many more will become victims of the violence of our communities.”

Qayyum identified other participating organizations as Ever Murder is Real RFP, Unity in the Community Philadelphia Town Watch One Day at a Time House of Umoja, Handbags for Peace, Philadelphia Action Network and PAAN.

(Please let us know if you have links for the groups not highlighted above. You can email us use the comments box below.)

Posted by Jim MacMillan.


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