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23 Sep 2016

New Covenant Church presents: ‘Unity starts with our community – a call to action!’ Sept. 24

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September 23, 2016 Category: Oasis Posted by:

Creating a consciousness of why we are connected and combatting the dividing influences that are becoming so unavoidable in our communities


New Covenant Church of Philadelphia is holding a multifaceted event, providing opportunities for community partners and neighbors to engage with local and state representatives, law enforcement, and other notable advocates in meaningful discussions and follow-up activities to establish Unity in Our Communities, Saturday September 24, 2016 ~ 1:00 to 5:00 pm, New Covenant Campus, 7500 Germantown Avenue.

  PANEL DISCUSSION -– 1:00 to 2:30 PM


While addressing components that have led to community civil unrest on our national landscape, this event is also a “Call to Action” encouraging neighbors, business owners, stakeholders to get involved in our communities.

The esteemed participants list includes: Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, Pennsylvania Attorney General Candidate Josh Shapiro, Philadelphia NAACP President Minister Rodney Muhammad, Councilwoman Cindy Bass, Pennsylvania House of Representatives/200th District Candidate Chris Rabb, Philadelphia 14th Police District Captain Sekou Kinebrew, MSNBC analyst Professor Dr. James Braxton Peterson, U.S. House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District Candidate Dwight Evans, U.S. House of Representatives 2nd Congressional District Candidate James Jones, Chief Education Officer Otis Hackney/Mayor’s Office of Education and Dan Muroff of Ceasefire PA. Also participating will be representatives from Councilwoman Helen Gym’s office, The One Less Foundation, Councilman Derek Green’s Office, The Committee of Seventy, Mayor’s Office of Public Engagement, Philadelphia Youth Commission, and NEXT Philadelphia of the Philadelphia Urban League.

Following the panel discussion will be a balloon-releasing ceremony acknowledging the lost lives of our loved ones. A myriad of resource tables will be available for gathering information and registration into various programs to elevate the safety and sanctity of our communities. This portion of the day, will also provide the opportunity for personal engagement with our public representatives and community-based groups.

This is a family event. The remainder of the day will be spent on the beautiful New Covenant Campus grounds where participants will enjoy delicious food, games, jazz music and various activities for the young and old. We believe this event will have a tremendous impact on our community, and we hope it can be modeled by other communities across our nation, to help create solutions for challenges we face as a society.

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