Let’s Celebrate! #CLOSEthecreek First Anniversary Playlist, Movement Music, Volume 1

April 23, 2019

The #CLOSEthecreek campaign led by directly impacted people and longtime grassroots organizations, has changed the conversation on decarceration in Philadelphia in just 1 year. From Monday April 22 through Friday April 26, the #CLOSEthecreek campaign is celebrating and bringing community together with arts, culture, and vital dialogue centered on the acquisition of working capital that is needed to develop communities that have been decimated by crime, violence, addiction, neglect, unemployment, and mass incarceration. Advocates seek reinvestment dollars, access to properties, and oversight over the resources allocated to their neighborhoods. The #CLOSEthecreek campaign believes communities have the ability to determine their own transformation with access to city resources.

Celebrate this milestone with us with these classic Philly tracks on our #CLOSEthecreek Playlist, Movement Music, Volume 1.

With solidarity and love from the #CLOSEthecreek team!


Join us for these events happening throughout the week: 

TUESDAY 4/23, 6PM: #CLOSEthecreek Mixtape Release & Reception. 6PM at JLUSA office, 1800 JFK Blvd. 3rd floor, Philadelphia, 19103.  The #CLOSEthecreek campaign has curated a criminal justice “mixtape” featuring Philly based artists to capture the authentic energy of Philadelphia’s social justice advocacy movement.  The reception will feature wine and refreshments.

WEDNESDAY 4/24, 6PM: Facebook Live: Criminal Justice Reform And Community Reinvestment Tune in at www.facebook.com/CLOSEthecreek/. A FB live discussion on criminal justice reform with Keir Bradford Grey (Chief Public Defender), Movita Johnson-Harrell (State Representative), Hannah Sassaman (Media Mobilizing Project), and B McFly (Social Influencer)

THURSDAY 4/25: #CLOSEthecreek Twitter Chat & Judges Candidate Forum

2PM Twitter Chat via @JustLeaders USA #CLOSEthecreek (Community Reinvestment Strategies)

6PM Judges Candidate Forum at Zion 3600 N Broad St, Philadelphia, 19140

FRIDAY 4/26: Day of Action

11AM at City Hall – Press Conference in front of Octavius Catto Statue

12PM City Hall Courtyard Rally

2PM-6PM Community Engagement at Malcolm X Park, 5100 Pine St, Philadelphia, PA 19143

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