THE 1ST PHILADELPHIA
BLACK PUBLIC ISSUES FORUM
On Saturday, February 25, 2006, at 3:00 p.m. at the Church of the Advocate, 18th and Fr. Paul M. Washington Avenue (Diamond Street), panelists will share the lessons learned and wisdom gained from Black activists of the 60s and 70s and promote Black Public Discourse on issues central to the progressive development of the Black community.
The panelists will provide an opportunity to be heard to Black dissident voices that advocate nontraditional approaches, ways of thinking, and organizing to solve pressing community problems.
Dr. John Churchville (First Black Unity Rally)
Butch Cottman (Black Political Cadre for Social Change)
Walt Palmer (Black Peoples Unity Movement)
Reggie Schell (Black Panther Party)
Max Stanford (Revolutionary Action Movement)
PHILADELPHIA BLACK PUBLIC ISSUES FORUM
The mission of The Philadelphia Black Public Issues Forum is to provide a public space and an opportunity to be heard to Black persons and groups who bring non-traditional approaches to ways of thinking and organizing to solve pressing community problems.
1. To promote Black Public Discourse on issues central to the progressive development of the Black community;
2. To preserve the passing on of lessons learned and wisdom gained from Black activists of the 60s and 70s to today’s young people;
3. To provide public space and an opportunity to be heard to Black dissident voices that advocate nontraditional approaches, ways of thinking, and organizing to solve pressing community problems.
1. To present an ongoing series of free public forums which address intractable issues in the Black community and allow for spirited interchange and open discussion with community residents;
2. To project an atmosphere of tolerance and understanding and an environment that fosters the community’s reflective discussion and critical analysis of divergent points of view; and,
3. To protect Black Free Speech from the chilling effects of an increasingly hostile government apparatus that equates dissent with anti-Americanism at best and pro-terrorism at worst.
Invitation to participate is extended to all organizations, concerned
citizens, families and individuals.
This will be an open forum that will allow all participants to voice their concern and to be heard.
Please pass the word to everyone; we need your involvement and energy!
For more information please read the flyer at:
This forum shall be simultaneously broadcasted live via the internet and teleconference.
Please visit the fatherpaulwashington.com website for additional information regarding this option.
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