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(The  "Law and Order or Vigilante Justice" conference, sponsored by Mothers In Charge, at the Sheraton Hotel in center city Philadelphia.  Photo by Kim Glovas)

Second Annual Antiviolence Conference in Philadelphia Draws Hundreds

The conference, with nearly 200 attendees and sponsored by the Philadelphia group “Mothers In Charge,” is titled “Law and Order or Vigilante Justice.”


(Bintu Kabba has burgers on the grill for today's antiviolence event in North Philadelphia.  Credit: John McDevitt)

North Philadelphia Gathering Spotlights Antiviolence Effort

There was a barbecue, games for the kids, and discussions about bullying and gun violence today at the Martin Luther King recreation center.


(Francis Gibbs addresses an antiviolence rally outside the office of Pa. Rep. Curtis Thomas.  Credit: John McDevitt)

PHA Housing Residents Demand End To Gun Violence In Their Community

“We are going to stop the violence,” said Francis Gibbs, president of the PHA development Warnock Village. “You with these guns — we’re coming!”


"One Day at a Time" president Mel Wells, back to camera, rallies with supporters to announce next Saturday's march.  Credit: Tony Hanson)

Anti-Drug, Anti-Violence March Set for June 22nd in North Philadelphia

The “One Day at a Time” drug and alcohol recovery program has announced plans for an anti-violence and peace march next Saturday, June 22nd, along Lehigh Avenue in North Philadelphia.


(Portraits of young victims of violence are diplayed alongside the opening panel of the antiviolence conference at the Sheraton Hotel in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Antiviolence Group Takes Its Message National With Two-Day Conference

“Mothers in Charge” has been a leading voice against violence in Philadelphia, but founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight says it’s a national problem.