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Watch: APEDF press conference to stop school closings in Philadelphia

Released Mar 25, 2013

On Thursday, March 14, 2013 the African People's Education & Defense Fund (APEDF), Uhuru Furniture Philadelphia, the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement, Uhuru Solidarity Movement and other community partners held a press conference at Uhuru Furniture in Center City Philadelphia to put forth the African community's demand for the city of Philadelphia to stop the closing of 23 public schools and end the achievement gap and disparities in education, health and economic development for the African community.

Uhuru Furniture Business Campaign Manager Tina Mouzone MC'd the press conference. Other presenters included Alison Hoehne, Manager of Uhuru Furniture in Philadelphia speaking on behalf of APEDF; Kianga Danielle of the International People's Democratic Uhuru Movement; Philadelphia public schools parent and community activist Denita Bates and Uhuru Solidarity Movement Philadelphia chair Harris Daniels. Healing practitioner Ajua Hawkins and the Bush Medicine Partnership also sent statements.

» Read the press conference statements

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