Peoples Assembly to Confront Toxic Water & Healthcare Crisis

Date & Time: 
Saturday, February 18, 2017 - 11:00 to 17:00
Arch Street United Methodist Church, Broad & Arch, Philadelphia, PA

Confront TOXIC Water & Hep C Crisis Threatening LiVES of Mumia Abu-Jamal, other Prisoners AND OUR COMMUNITIES

The people are fighting for clean water from Flint to Standing Rock to West Philly High School. Inmates in Mahanoy and Frackville and other prisons have a right to clean water too.
Just as our communities struggle for clean water, so are our loved ones in prisons. The state is responsible for the health and welfare of men and women behind bars but the PA Department of Corrections (DOC) is refusing to provide clean water to prisoners even though it is "dirty, brackish, turbid, even black water" - grievance filed by SCI Mahanoy prisoner Abu-Jamal.
“Inmates should not be forced to drink the contaminated water while staff is provided bottled spring-water”- grievance filed by SCI Frackville prisoner Bryant Arroyo.

Arch Street United Methodist Church, Broad & Arch
11am – 3pm Gather to discuss:
….What to do about the water and health care crisis both in and out of prisons, including at West Philly High School, Flint, MI, Standing Rock and in Mahanoy, Frackville and other prisons. ….Light refreshments.

3:15 – 5pm March from Rizzo Statue (JFK & 15 St) to Gov. Wolf’s Office (200 S. Broad St) with signs, banners and speakers

Attorney Michael Coard; Baba Zayid, Newark People’s Organization for Progress; Campaign to Bring Mumia Home; Coalición Fortaleza Latina Pennsylvania; Educators for Mumia Abu-Jamal; Free Mumia Abu-Jamal Coalition (NYC); International Action Center; International Concerned Family and Friends of Mumia Abu-Jamal; Mama Gail's CommUNITY educATion network; Million Woman March; Mobilization to Free Mumia Abu-Jamal; Nation Time Judicial Research; Philly Coalition for REAL Justice; Prison Health News; Prison Radio; United Negro Improvement Association; Workers World Party; and more.