ANTON MOORE & UNITY IN THE COMMUNITY PRESENT 5TH ANNUAL PEACE WEEKSUNDAY JULY 31!
PEACE WEEK 2016 WILL FEATURE “A MOTHER’S PAIN” PANEL DISCUSSION, OPERATION COLLEGE HELP, THE 9TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY BLOCK PARTY AND MUCH MORE!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 28, 2016 (Philadelphia, Pa) – Anton Moore, leader of Unity in the Community, a non-profit organization dedicated to changing the lives of others in South Philadelphia, will shift his focus from a recent highly publicized appearance at the 2016 Democratic National Convention to his yearly commitment, the 5th annual Unity in the Community Peace Week. This year, each day of Peace Week’s week-long program of FREE community activities and special events will be in memory of young South Philadelphia residents who have lost their lives to gun violence.
The victims being honored are as follows: Ryan Ford, Nacear Cedric, Asir Brown, Tahir Brown, Jessie Williams, Jamil Taylor and Tamara Johnson
The schedule for Peace Week is as follows:
Sunday, July 31 – All Star Softball Game
Location: Finnegan Playground 2401 S. 24th Street
Time: 3:30PM – 6:00PM
Annual community softball game will include Philadelphia Commissioner Richard Ross & Mayor Jim Kenney, radio station AMP 96.5 FM and additional special guests to be announced.
* In memory of Ryan “Bub” Ford
Monday, August 1– Peace Walk: “2 Walks – 1 Goal”!
Location: 27th and Jackson Streets; 18th and Wharton Streets
Residents from long-time rival “turfs” (Tasker and Wilson Park Homes) will unite for the first time ever as Unity in the Community organizes two walks for peace. For decades, ongoing feuds and gang wars have plagued these housing developments. Unity in the Community organizers, along with 20 other supporting community groups, State Rep. Jordan Harris and Councilman Kenyatta Johnson will lead marches to bring the rival neighborhoods together. The walks will begin simultaneously, departing from locations at 27th and Jackson Streets and the 1800 block of Wharton Street, concluding at Universal Audenreid High School, 3301 Tasker Street.
* In memory of Nacear Cedric and Asir Brown
Tuesday, August 2 – Ball 4 Peace Basketball Game
Location: Universal Audenreid High School, 3301 Tasker Street
Unity in the Community and The Point Breeze Youth Development League will host Ball 4 Peace basketball game featuring former Temple University basketball player Ramone Moore and former Syracuse University player Rick Jackson.
* In memory of Tahir Brown
Wednesday, August 3 – South Philly Senior Day & “Operation College Help”
Location: Wilson Park Senior Citizen Pavilion
Time: 10:00am – 2:00pm
Senior Day honoring South Philadelphia senior citizens with veteran radio host Lady B.
Operation College Help
Location: 22nd and Tasker Streets
Mayor Jim Kenney, WDAS-FM radio personality Patty Jackson and Anton Moore deliver checks to the homes of local college students courtesy of Indego Rides.
* In memory of Jessie “EJ” Williams
Thursday, August 4 – Free Expungement Clinic for Ex-Offenders
Location: Dickson House, 1920 S. 20th Street
Time: 4:00PM – 8:00PM
State Rep Jordan Harris Governor Wolf, Probation & Parole, Lt. Governor Mike Stack Office, Philadelphia District Attorney’s, Senator Anthony Williams and State Rep Joanna McClinton convene for expungement event for ex-offenders of non-violent acts.
* In memory of Jamil “Chubbs” Taylor
Friday, August 5 – “A Mother’s Pain” Panel Discussion
Location: Wharton Square Park, 2300 Wharton Street (weather permitting)
Joined by Mother’s in Charge organization and local mothers who have lost their children to gun violence, “A Mother’s Pain” panel discussion will highlight inner city violence, guns and community policing. Police Inspector Joel Dales, funeral director Khadejah Alderman, former Assistant District Attorney Kevin Harden, Scott Charles, Director of the Cradle to the Grave program and many more leaders will participate in the discussion.
* In memory of Tamara Johnson
Saturday, August 6 – Unity in the Community’s Annual Celebrity Block Party
Location: 20th and Snyder Streets
Time: 12:00PM – 8:00PM
Philadelphia’s WUSL-FM’s Power 99, Ride Indego, Slater Funeral Home and Pepsi present Unity in the Community’s 9th Annual Celebrity Block Party hosted by DJ Diamond Kuts and Mina Say What from the Rise and Grind Morning show. The block party is a community favorite attracting hundreds of children and families for a day of food, games and live musical entertainment.There will be a special suprise performance at this event.
Organizers extend special thanks to sponsors and partners which include Keystone, Universal Companies, Slater Funeral Home, Pepsi Philly rising, Visit Philly and The Rescue Agency.