Apr
19
1:00 PM13:00

Walk out for community control of police

Freddie Gray was murdered by Baltimore cops on April 19, 2015. His murder sparked a rebellion that inspired oppressed people nation wide. Philadelphia based comrades traveled the 90 miles to stand in solidarity with Baltimore. Several comrades were targeted as "outside agitators" and arrested. Two stood trial and were acquitted after months of hearing and trips back and forth to Baltimore. On April 30, 2015, the Philly Coalition held the Philly is Baltimore march to once again demonstrate our support for Baltimore. We shut down Center City and stood up against the many instances of police repression.

April 19, 2016, will mark one year since Freddie Gray's murder. We will once again converge on Center City to lift up Freddie Gray's name and demand justice. We will also lift up the name of Gynnya Mcmillen, a 16 year old Black girl, who died in police custody at a juvenile jail in Louisville, Kentucky. The prison officials have lied and evaded questions surrounding Gynnya's death. We demand answers.

Philly is Baltimore. Philly is Louisville. The murders of Freddie Gray and Gynnya McMillen at the hands of the cops, are connected to the local police murders of Brandon Tate Brown and Frank McQueen.

The problem is bigger than just a handful of racist politicians and cops. The problem of police terrorism is systemic. Black people must have power over our lives and communities. Black Community Control of the Police and Reparations to the Black community is the demand to put power and wealth back in the hands of the people. As students and workers, we run this city. If we don't get it- WALK OUT!

We are asking students, faculty members, and workers to stand in solidarity by walking out of class and work!

1:00pm-High School Students/Faculty
1:30pm-Colllege Students/Faculty
2:00pm-Workers

We Demand:

1. Black Community Control of Police: Independent commission elected by the people with power to hire, fire and subpoena cops.

2. End Stop and Frisk: No more military occupation of the Black Community.

3. Reparations and economic justice for the Black community: Temple University, white corporate forces and U.S. government profit off taking over Black communities and mass imprisonment of Black people.

4. Immediate removal of Jim Kenney from Office of Mayor: Kenney lied. He promised to end Stop and Frisk just to get the Black vote. Then in press conferences, he announced stop and frisk would continue.

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Apr
14
4:00 PM16:00

Day of Rage

  • Broad and Girard Philadelphia, PA United States (map)
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Since Mike Brown was murdered in 2014, police murder of African people have doubled in this country. In Philly, these murders include Brandon Tate Brown and Omar Lopez. These victims include Freddie Gray and Gynnya McMillen, a 16 year old girk from Philly who was murdered in a youth jail in Kentucky on January 11th.

The problem is bigger than just a handful of racist politicians and cops. The problem is the lack of power African people have over our lives and communities-no matter our gender or age.

Black Community Control of the Police and Reparations to the African community is the demand to put the power and wealth back in the hands of the people. As workers we run this city. If we don't get it-SHUT IT DOWN!

We Demand:

1. Black Community Control of Police: Independent commission elected by the people with power to hire, fire and subpoena cops.

2. End Stop and Frisk: No more military occupation of the Black Community

3. Reparations and economic justice for the Black community: Temple University, white corporate forces and U.S. government profit off taking over Black communities and mass imprisonment of Black people.

4. Immediate removal of Jim Kenney from Office of Mayor: Kenney lied. He promised to end Stop and Frisk just to get the Black vote. Then in press conferences, he announced stop and frisk would continue.

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Apr
14
2:00 PM14:00

Walk out to stop the stadium

It is time for action

Commit to Walk-Out on April 14: http://goo.gl/forms/vqw96UO7Wc

2pm - BellTower
3pm - Broad and Cecil B.Moore
330pm - Shut Down Broad

On April 14th, We are calling for thousands around the city and beyond to join us in solidarity.

We are not going to Work
We are not going to Class...
We are going to Shut - It - Down

Walk-Out on April 14th
#WalkOut #NoNewStadium #ShutItDown #NorthPhillyMade #StadiumStompers

Organizational Endorsments:
15 Now of Temple University
Students Without Borders
Black Student Union at Temple
Students for Justice in Palestine Temple Sjp
Feminist Majority Temple FMLA
Temple Socialists
Temple University Asian Students Association
Revolutionary Student Coordinating Committee - PHL
15 Now Philadelphia
Philadelphia Socialist Alternative

Call to Action

For months North Philadelphia community members and Temple students have been organizing to STOP Temple's Plan to build a stadium in a residential neighborhood.

Now we are joining other movements in Philadelphia for a massive day of action to fight for our future..

No Work
No School
Join us - 4/14
 

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Apr
5
6:30 PM18:30

Real Justice Townhall #35

When Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president many people thought it must be a joke or a publicity stunt. Some were amused at first, but no one is laughing anymore. How should we be organizing against Trump and his supporters? How can we protect the most vulnerable members of society from the racists who have been emboldened by Trump's hateful rhetoric? If Trump does become president, what effect will this have on our social justice movements? We will discuss these questions and more at our next town hall.

After we discuss Trump, the rest of the evening will focus on how to stop Temple's new stadium, and we will be getting updates from organizers who are involved in that struggle.

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Mar
28
7:00 PM19:00

Stadium Stompers Benefit Show

  • 1625 Cecil B. Moore Avenue Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States (map)
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students & community unite in opposition to temple's plan to build a massive $130,000,000 football stadium in residential north philly & against all the university's anti-community efforts to gentrify the area!!!

come check out some great musicians from the north philly community & around the city, mingle with people from social groups different from your own, unwind, have fun, enjoy some emotive jams in the name of a good cause

$7-10 at the door - all funds go toward the stadium stompers movement, which up to now has had very little in the way of financial resources despite trying to accomplish quite a bit

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