Last night Philadelphia police shot and killed Walter Wallace Jr., an African American man with known mental illness who was holding a knife. This happened despite Mr. Wallace’s mother and neighbors trying to tell the police that he was mentally ill, that they knew him and that he would drop the knife. This was an utterly outrageous abuse of power for which there can be no excuse whatsoever.
The Institute for Community Justice will be partnering with the Mann Up Association and the Philadelphia Police Department’s 22nd District to host a Gun BuyBack and Bucks for Bullets event on Saturday, October 24th. The event will take place at Moore’s Memorial Baptist Church, 1421 W Dauphin St, from 1 to 5pm.
Flu season is upon us! It is important now more than ever to make sure everyone is safe and protected. Philadelphia FIGHT will be giving flu shots to all patients during flu season. If you are interested, please call your provider prior to coming in the office. Jonathan Lax Center: (215) 790 1788 John Bell Health Center: (267)…
Philadelphia FIGHT is providing COVID-19 community based testing. All testing events are free! You do not have to exhibit symptoms to receive a test. Click the button below to find out where FIGHT will be testing next!
FIGHT COVID-19 Community Testing Phone Number: 267-436-3126.
Philadelphia has instituted a rental relief program for people who have lost income because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Writers on How We Got Here.
From the New York Times, June 30, 2020
“Though I am gone, I urge you to
answer the highest calling of your heart and stand up for what you truly believe.” – John Lewis
The civil rights leader, activist and Congressman died on July 17, 2020. He wrote an essay before his death, to be published upon the day of his funeral.
A Statement From Philadelphia FIGHT Board President Bishop Ernest McNear and Chief Executive Officer Jane Shull about the death of George Floyd and FIGHT’s response
Philadelphia FIGHT mourns the death of Larry Kramer, the most important AIDS activist in the history of the epidemic. Founder of both the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and later ACT UP, the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power, Larry was instrumental in the creation not one but both of the gay community’s responses to the AIDS epidemic.
#MindPHL together is a joint initiative by the City of Philadelphia and Blue Cross. There is a number to call if you are experiencing a mental health crisis.
Have you lost income because of COVID-19? Are you having trouble paying your rent? The City of Philadelphia might be able to help with the COVID-19 Emergency Rental Assistance Program.
Health Fact Friday: 6 tips for safe grocery shopping during the coronavirus crisis.