My name is Khadijah White and I’m here with many others to reiterate my protest against this curfew.
Just a day before Mayor Michael Nutter passed the Philadelphia curfew this summer, he made it clear that his target was Black youth. “That's part of the problem in the black community”, he said, “we have too many men making too many babies they don't want to take care of and then we end up dealing with your children."
Below is the proposal passed by the Occupy Oakland General Assembly on Wednesday October 26, 2011 in reclaimed Oscar Grant Plaza. 1607 people voted. 1484 voted in favor of the resolution, 77 abstained and 46 voted against it, passing the proposal at 96.9%. The General Assembly operates on a modified consensus process that passes proposals with 90% in favor and with abstaining votes removed from the final count.
PHILLY -- TONIGHT at Occupy at City Hall -- Candlelight Vigil to stand in solidarity with Oakland, Atlanta, NYC, and all other Occupy movement cities that have experienced police brutality. We also stand in solidarity with Scott Olsen -- the 2 time deployed Iraq Veteran Against the Wars who was hospitalized due to police violence -- and his family. Come to the GA!!! -- it will be at 7:30 or 8 pm depending on the agenda (will be decided at CoCo/Faciliation). Bring candles if you got em!! (Organized by two Occupy Philly working groups.)
9am - Black is Back Coalition will hold a press conference and demonstration at Dilworth Plaza of City Hall to protest the Philadelphia City Commissioner’s decision to deny the Black is Back Coalition permit application to hold its November 5th march entitled “Stop the Wars! Build the Resistance!”
10 am - City Council hearing on extending the curfew ordinance permanently, City Hall.
12 noon - Save Our Homes Coalition leads a "Stop the Foreclosures" march to Governor Corbett's Office at 200 S. Broad street. Gather at Dilworth Plaza, City Hall
6:30 pm - Brian Willson, Activist/Author of Blood on the Tracks, speaking at the Friends Center, the Rufus Jones Room (15th and Cherry Sts)