The conference, with nearly 200 attendees and sponsored by the Philadelphia group “Mothers In Charge,” is titled “Law and Order or Vigilante Justice.”
There was a barbecue, games for the kids, and discussions about bullying and gun violence today at the Martin Luther King recreation center.
“We are going to stop the violence,” said Francis Gibbs, president of the PHA development Warnock Village. “You with these guns — we’re coming!”
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.
“Mothers in Charge” has been a leading voice against violence in Philadelphia, but founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight says it’s a national problem.