CEASEFIRE PA JOINS WITH ANTI-VIOLENCE GROUPS TO REMEMBER VICTIMS OF GUN VIOLENCE AND TO EDUCATE PUBLIC ABOUT ILLEGAL HANDGUN TRAFFICKINGMany Groups Acting Together to Bring Attention to Philly's Rampant Illegal Handgun Distribution System on Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King's Historic Riverside Church Speech
WHAT: A series of coordinated walks and motorcades from Philadelphia and Camden locations culminating in a press conference to be held in front of Colosimos Gun Shop.
WHEN/ Walk and motorcades begin Sunday, April 3, 2005
Noon: Men United -Mothers In Charge Hatfield House, 3201 W Girard Ave, Phila.
1pm: CeaseFire PA headquarters corner of 5th and Market Streets, Philadelphia.
1pm: Rutgers/Camden parking lot 14, N. 3rd Street, between Cooper and Pearl, Camden.
Press Conference: 1: 30 AM - Colosimos Gun Shop, Spring Garden St., between 9th and 10th Streets, Philadelphia.
WHO: Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder, Mothers In Charge.
Rabbi Arthur Waskow, Founder, The Shalom Center
Bilal Qayyum, Co-founder, Men United for a Better Philadelphia.
Jerry Mondesire, President, Philadelphia Chapter, NAACP.
Diane Edbril, Executive Director, CeaseFire PA.
Barbara Montgomery, President, Million Mom March of Pennsylvania
Father Michael Doyle, Pastor, Sacred Heart RC Church, Camden
Bryan Miller, Executive Director, Ceasefire NJ
Too many Philadelphia area citizens are killed and wounded with illegal handguns.
- To explain how guns purchased legally at Philadelphia gun shops like Colosimos end up in the hands of felons and violent teens, due to Philly's thriving illegal handgun distribution system.
- To call on political leaders in the region and across the state to act to permanently stem the flow of illegal guns, particularly to enact moderate handgun purchase limits.
Philadelphia Area Interfaith Peace Network
Mothers In Charge
Men United for a Better Philadelphia
Physicians for Social Responsibility
Million Mom March of Pennsylvania
Veterans for Peace