Community Forum: How Jobs Prevent Violence – Aug 24

Posted by Billy Penn on August 17, 2021

Since last year, Philadelphia’s neighborhoods have been beset by an unrelenting wave of gun violence. The city has pledged almost $156 million to stop it. But will that funding be effective?

Help us hold the city accountable for getting real results. Join Billy Penn and CeaseFirePA Education Fund, Tuesday, August 24 at 5:00 PM for a community forum on how getting people into good, stable jobs can help address Philadelphia’s gun crisis.

Location: Siddiq’s Water Ice in West Philadelphia, 240 S. 60th Street

Hear from Siddiq Moore, of Siddiq’s Water Ice, about how small businesses can help by employing marginalized young people. Let Soneyet Muhammed of Drexel’s Office of University and Community Partnerships show you the positive impact workforce funding can have on individuals and their neighborhoods. Learn from Michael Thorpe of Mt. Vernon Manor CDC how workers returning from incarceration can help heal communities and prevent violence. Discuss next steps to make sure the city invests in initiatives that work.

OR join us online via livestream from Billy Penn’s Facebook page (@BillyPennNews).


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