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Aug. 13, 2015 3:22 pm

#BlackLivesMatter Philadelphia chapter launches with Celebration of Black Joy

The rally on August 12 was captured by Media Mobilizing Project

Yesterday, days after the one year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown #BlackLivesMatter launched its Philadelphia chapter with a Celebration of Black Joy.

Grammy-nominated Janelle Monae and fellow singer Jidenna made a surprise appearance at the action, leading chats of “Say her name!” and marching down Broad Street.

Black youth shared poetry and performance — you can see Media Mobilizing’s video highlighting the event below. The speech and transcript are the words of North Philly community organizer, Kashara White.

 

Rejoice now: Victory for African peoples, for all of humanity#BlackLivesMatter Philly Celebrates Black Joy with Janelle Monáe & JidennaJust days after the one year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown #BlackLivesMatter launched it’s Philadelphia chapter with a Celebration of Black Joy. Black youth shared poetry and performance. With the performances starting in front of the now abandoned Uptown Theater in the heart of North Philly, the action made a clear statement on the importance of black arts in the face of dehumanization of black people.Grammy-nominated Janelle Monae and fellow singer Jidenna made a surprise appearance at the action, leading chats of “Say her name!” and marching down Broad street.The speech and transcript are the words of North Philly community organizer, Kashara White.

Posted by Media Mobilizing Project on Wednesday, August 12, 2015

 

Image via Media Mobilizing Project

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