You are invited to come out and show your concern.
St. Mark’s Church will be hosting a community engagement event on Martin Luther King day from 1-3 pm on the 4700 block of Griscom at Arrott Street.
There will be a separate prayer service to follow on Hawthorne Street (where the recent fatal barricade situation transpired) at 4 pm led by Pastor Richard Smith from Faith Assembly of God.
Many community groups have confirmed their attendance. The aim is to bring the community together and have the various organization engage with the community and share a little bit about what each of us does with a goal of fostering a sense of community, discussing available resources, and addressing violence, especially gun violence, in the community. The 15th District PDAC and another group will be providing refreshments.
Lower Merion Police will be joining representatives from the greater Philadelphia area Saturday, March 25 for the Race for Peace Event: Forum on Peace in Philadelphia.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Faith Assembly of God, 1926 Margaret St., Philadelphia, members of law enforcement, clergy, government and citizens to hold candid conversations about race and policing in a collaborative environment.
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The line between peace and violence can be very narrow at times and it is often because of misunderstanding between two parties. The meeting on March 25th was prompted by one of those situations.
Come for a free lunch and an opportunity to hear from law enforcement about how to avoid problems when you get stopped or pulled over.
Stop and Frisk
What NOT to say to a police officer.
How to place your hands when pulled over.
What are your rights.
When should you carry ID.
What is your responsibility when stopped.
See details below.