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West Philly Community Strike and Rally

February 17, 2017 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

In solidarity with the general strike that is taking place across the country on Friday, Feb 17th, neighbors and businesses in West Philly will be gathering for a rally in Clark Park from 12:30pm – 1:30pm. The rally will include interactive work by Theater of the Oppressed, puppets from Spiral Q, and a speaker from local activist organization West Philly Forward Together.

Another aspect of this event’s purpose is in the location, as travel to Center City presents a barrier to some members of our community and does not highlight and empower our specific neighborhood as such. Similarly, this location for the general strike aims to welcome more fully those of us that have not historically been included in the political sphere. There will be space to express feelings about the current administration and celebrate the diversity in our community.

Participating local businesses will be going on strike and closing their doors from 12:00pm-2:00pm, if not for the entire day.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact Jessica St. Jacobs (j.stjacobs@gmail.com), one of the organizers of this event.

Details

Date:
February 17, 2017
Time:
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
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Organizer

Thomas Morello
Phone:
6105075161
Email:
tmorello@sas.upenn.edu

Venue

Clark Park
43rd St. and Baltimore Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19143 United States
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