***The snow date for the Town Hall Meeting is Friday, January 24th 7:30pm, same location.***
On Tuesday, January 21st there will be a Town Hall Meeting in response to a young survivor who came forward about a recent sexual assault by a police officer who utilized racist “Stop and Frisk” laws to detain him.
This article contains information about the upcoming meeting and includes explicit descriptions of the assault and it’s aftermath.
There is a community crying out for support right now and mobilizing around this survivor who is seeking justice and safety. He still faces three misdemeanor charges from the arrest and requires continuing medical attention from the assault. This community of support is forming to help him as well as to address some of the major systemic conditions that allowed the police officers to assault him in the first place–racism and profiling, and police brutality and violence.
We are inspired by this survivor’s courage and the way this community is coming together. We will be attending this meeting at Catalyst for Change Ministries at 3727 Baring St. right here in West Philly to lend our support to this survivor and community. We encourage all our local supporters to come out to the meeting to show solidarity and see how we can be helpful in this struggle for racial justice and justice for survivors!
Emergency Town Hall Meeting
Tuesday, January 21st 7:30pm
3727 Baring St.
Convened by Techbook Online
Picture reposted from the Philly In Focus article.