Social Justice

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WHYY, in partnership with 900AM WURD, joined forces to present a Youth Town Hall Meeting in late September. You can see and hear the entire conversation through this link.

ICYMI: Catch some of the highlights from this gathering to hear from Philadelphia-area teens about the issues that most concern them

This election season, the internet is awash with quotes and video clips of civil rights leaders and activists who made comments as long as 50 years ago that are still eerily accurate today.

Dead bodies litter the ground – both here and abroad – lying in mute testimony of our failure to learn to live in peace with each other.

Huffington Post Black Voices recently posted a video featuring perspectives on how Black people can be mindful of self-care at times when we are inundated with endless media imagery of police brutality in our communities.

On July 13, Wake Up With WURD’s Solomon Jones and his son were part of a discussion on ABC’s Nightline that brought together a diverse group of parents, children and police officers to have frank conversations about race, justice and the role of police.

Tune in to 900AM in the Philly area and 900amwurd.com globally beginning at 8pm ET on July 14 to see and hear a town hall conversation with President Obama on moving forward together after the tragic shootings across our country.

Hours after delivering a speech from NATO about the fatal police shootings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, POTUS was again compelled to take to the podium to address the shooting deaths of five police officers after a peaceful rally in Dallas, TX.

Shortly after arriving in Warsaw, Poland for the NATO summit, President Obama delivered a speech about the fatal shootings of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, LA and Philando Castile in Minneapolis, MN.


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