Take a look at photos from Mic Check 1-Two!’s 3rd annual Prom Drive Tour. This year we visited Overbrook High School, Randolph High School and Delaware County Technical High School. These lovely young women and a few young men selected from gently-worn dresses for their special day. Much thanks to everyone who donated and volunteered to help these young queens! Click on the photos below to view the slideshow!
Mic Check 1-Two!’s Lana Adams was in Washington D.C. on Saturday, August 24, 2013 covering the 50th anniversary of the historic March On Washington. Click below to view the coverage which includes exclusive interviews with event organizers, television host, A.J. Calloway, the sixth grandson of Mahatma Gandhi and more!
On July 22, Friends for Justice Philly, in conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, hosted a special screening of Fruitvale Station followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists.
Check out the recap video for our special screening of Fruitvale Station below
Friends for Justice Philly is a group of young activists dedicated toward providing real solutions for many of today’s pressing issues that disproportionately affect the black community. Check out the Friends for Justice Philly website for more information regarding the organizations and young people involved and to keep up with our upcoming events. We believe that it is time to stop talking about the problems and start doing. Collectively we will create, develop and execute programs that will help to educate, inform, and progress our community.
We are currently working on #nextsteps to inform our community of legal rights and legislation that can have an impact on their lives. Stay tuned for the “Know Your Rights Series.
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In conjunction with Landmark Theaters, Blues Babe Foundation, and Councilman David Oh’s Black Film Advisory Committee, Tabb Management & FRIENDS will host a special screening of Fruitvale Station on Monday, July 22 at 6:35pm followed by a brief, in-theater panel discussion with some of the Delaware Valley’s most prominent and dedicated community activists:
Michael Coard – Attorney
Conrad Moore – Anti-Oppression Lecturer
Wanda Darden – Program Coordinator
The purpose of the panel is to urge the community to rally together at this critical socio-historic moment around issues the movie raises. The brief discussion will include Fruitvale Station’s implications, impact and opportunity as a springboard for community partnerships and positive change.
In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day 2009 on the platform of the Fruitvale BART Station, Grant was lying down, handcuffed and unarmed at the time of the shooting. Grant’s case sparked outrage in the community and raised questions of police brutality and racial profiling.
Now that Prom Season is officially over and our Prom Dress Drive 2013 tour has come to an end, we want to thank all of you that helped donate, sponsor, and encourage us through such a busy and exciting time. We were able to help over 20 families and teens cut down on the expensive prom costs so that this night could truly be memorable! Special thanks to all of our hair salons and make-up artists who donated their services as well!
See some of the photos & student testimonials below! Click the images for full slide show!
CLICK BELOW TO VIEW THE PHOTOS FROM THE FIRST TWO STOPS ON OUR PROM DRIVE 2013 TOUR. OUR FIRST STOP WAS DARBY, PA AND THEN WE WERE OFF TO NORTH PHILADELPHIA.
-NEXT STOP, SATURDAY MAY 4, 2013 FROM 1-4PM WE WILL BE IN WILMINGTON DELAWARE AT CLARENCE FRAIM BOYS & GIRLS CLUB. DO YOU KNOW A TEEN IN NEED OF FORMAL WEAR FOR PROM? SEND THEM OVER!! CHECK OUT SOME OF THE LOVELY DRESSES WE HAVE BELOW! CLICK THE PHOTOS FOR MORE IMAGES FROM THE DRIVES!
National Council of Negro Women – Temple Section will be accepting gently-worn formal dresses & suits for Greater Philadelphia area high school students attending Prom.