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Philadelphia Clergy Leaders & People of Faith Will Disrupt Traffic Sunday Following The Eagles Game
POWER leaders, and members of their congregations, will stage a "die-in" in the middle of the busy intersection at South Broad and Pattison Streets following Sunday's Eagles Game against Seattle.
POWER is inviting other groups to join in Sunday's demonstration. They are using social media to spread the word with #PhillyDieIn. The protestors are encouraged to bring signs that say "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice No Peace" like similar protests going on earlier this week in Philadelphia and in cities across the country. The demonstrators are upset that the Grand Jury in both New York and Ferguson decided not to indict the police officers involved in the deaths of Eric Garner and Mike Brown. While the protests are in response to these two incidents, the demonstrators say they are fed up with a justice system that has no regard for African Americans. Black teenagers are 21 times more likely to be shot dead by police than their white counterparts according to national statistics. Protestors say the overarching problem is structural, systemic, institutionalized racism.
For more information about the "Solidarity Die-In" on Sunday December 7th after the Eagles-Seahawks game go to www.powerphiladelphia.org. All media inquiries should be directed to Leslie Patterson-Tyler by calling (609) 247-2632 or via email at Leslie@TylerMadePR.com.
POWER represents congregations from across the Philadelphia region, bringing people together across the lines of race, faith, income level and neighborhood -- lines which have historically kept our city and state divided. POWER is committed to the work of bringing about justice here and now and seeks to exercise power in the public arena by strengthening and mobilizing our networks, so that the needs and priorities of all Philadelphians are reflected in the systems and policies that shape our city. POWER is nonpartisan and is not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office. Learn more at www.powerphiladelphia.org.
Leslie Patterson-Tyler, Tyler Made PR