On May 13, 1985, The City of Philadelphia dropped a C4 bomb on men, women and children hiding in a row home in West Philadelphia. Eleven people – including five children – died in an inferno that reached 2,000 degrees. WHY?
On May 13, 1985, The City of Chester gassed a woman and five children out of a home on McIlvaine Street. WHY?
Do you member MOVE? Mark your calendar now. On April 18, 2019 the provocative presentation “Re-member MOVE” comes to Chester City, Pennsylvania at the MJ Freed Theater from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.
Plan to bring your friends and family to a powerful event that will change the way you see community, police and the media.
Our panelists include Debbie Africa, a MOVE member who was released from prison in July 2018 – 40 years after being accused of a crime she was never proven to commit. Michael Africa Jr. son of Debbie and social justice advocate, born in a Pennsylvania prison cell. Journalist Linn Washington who covered MOVE for years and was on the scene when the bomb was dropped on Osage Avenue. Eric “Brother Shomari” Grimes, educator, author and radio host at WURD Philadelphia.
Re-member MOVE is a both remembrance and a cautionary tale. Our presentation will look into the past at the complex relationships and decisions that led to the tragic bombing on Osage Avenue. Our presentation will look at today’s landscape and consider conditions that might reveal we haven’t learned lessons from the past. We may actually repeat them.
The presentation will include video clips, opening remarks from panelists and in-depth cross conversation moderated by Ulysses “Butch” Slaughter and Pauline Thompson.
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