MEDIA ADVISORY – #ManUPPHL

Written by on November 14, 2019

MEDIA ADVISORY

 

November 14, 2019     

Contact: Solomon Jones

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(215) 837-4325

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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#ManUpPHL challenges black men to take on gun violence 

Dozens of black male organizations convene to stop the shooting  

PHILADELPHIA— As Philadelphia’s children are increasingly caught in the crossfire, #ManUpPHL, is bringing together hundreds of black men from all over Philadelphia to address gun violence. The goal is to step into the lives of black men who are statistically most likely to be victims or perpetrators of gun violence in our city. By convening the many organizations that are now addressing this issue separately, we will help black men from all walks of life unite to bring peace to our streets.  

WHO: Radio host and columnist Solomon Jones and over 300 black men from dozens of anti-violence organizations. Participating organizations include 100 Black Men, the Black Male Community Council of Philadelphia, LESSONS, and dozens more. 

WHAT: #ManUpPHL: A grassroots effort bringing black men together to address gun violence. Through mentoring, accountability, resources and consistency, #ManUpPHL offers men real alternatives and helps them to avoid the violence that’s disproportionately killing black men and boys.  

WHERE: Community College of Philadelphia, the Winnet Student Life Building, 502 N. 17th Street, 2nd floor, The Great Hall   

 WHEN: Monday, November 18th, 6 pm

 PHOTO OP: Hundreds of black men in a standing room only crowd working together to fight gun violence. 

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Reader's opinions
  1. A. Blackmon   On   November 23, 2019 at 2:04 pm

    Gun violence has touch most of us in in some type of way. i would suggest that a curriculum on gun violent and it effect on the victims and their families as well as effect on the shooter and their families. With discussions on how to resolve conflict. Starting around the 6 or 7 grade.

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