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Philadelphia, Pa: Labor leaders, artists, faith organizations, and community members joined together for a vigil at City Hall to commemorate the murder of George Floyd three years ago by Minneapolis police.
In Fall of 2020, the Labor for Black Lives Coalition was developed to ensure that organized labor is taking concrete action to support the Movement for Black Lives.
This Coalition, consisting of representatives from over 18 member unions, hopes to leverage the collective strength of union members invested in the Movement for Black Lives to fight for racial equality in the U.S.
They are calling on organized labor to join with community advocates in pursuing racial and criminal justice reforms in Philadelphia and across the Commonwealth.
“Three years ago the world watched as George Floyd was murdered by Derek Chauvin. We continue to gather to say his name and recognize the countless other black and brown lives that have been taken by police violence. This year’s event focused on expressing our collective grief, hope, and commitment to social change through creative offerings of spoken word, song, and movement.” said Wendell Royster, Co-Founder: Labor for Black Lives Coalition.
The Vigil for George Floyd at City Hall on Thursday, May 25th at 4:00 PM
The exact address will be at: North side of City Hall (1400 John F Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19107)
Labor leaders from the Labor for Black Lives Coalition, artists, local faith leaders, and the will share their thoughts and reflections on the one year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd.