The Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), Community College of Philadelphia and the College’s Faculty and Staff Federation will present Moving Philadelphia Forward: 2015 Mayoral Candidates’ Forum on Thursday, April 9, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Bonnell Auditorium on the College’s main campus.
Veteran CBS3 anchor Ukee Washington will moderate the Forum.
Four PABJ member panelists will question the candidates, including:
Jenice Armstrong, Philadelphia Daily News columnist
Solomon Jones, host of 900AM-WURD’s Wake Up With WURD
Irv Randolph, The Philadelphia Tribune managing editor
Aminata Sy, Community College of Philadelphia student journalist
With roughly a quarter of Philadelphians living in poverty and fewer than a third of residents possessing a four-year college degree, Moving Philadelphia Forward will focus on key issues facing the city’s working class, such as quality education, job development, affordable housing, economic opportunities, and public security and safety.
The forum is open to candidates in competitive primary races. All of the certified Democratic candidates are confirmed to participate – the Hon. Anthony Hardy Williams, Hon. Jim Kenney, Hon. Nelson Diaz, Hon. Lynne Abraham, Hon. T. Milton Street and Doug Oliver.
The 90-minute Forum will be held before a live audience. Audience tickets will be distributed through community and corporate sponsors: The Philadelphia Tribune, 900 WURD-AM, and the Philadelphia Community of Leaders. Those unable to attend can listen live on WURD-AM or watch the webcast at CCP’s satellite campuses across the city. CCP also will host voter registration drives at those viewing parties, in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.
The forum will be rebroadcast on KYW Newsradio, CBS3, and the CW Philly.