Fifty-two years after the Civil Rights Act was passed, our Black sons and daughters are still at risk. In spite of Dr. King’s dream, African-Americans continue to be judged by the color of their skin and not the content of their character. We are the village and therefore must unite to ensure a brighter future for our children.
MOBS Move Philly is a group of moms organized to protect our Black sons from racial injustice, police brutality, and violence within our communities through social and economic empowerment, education, and activism.
Monthly meetings are held the third Saturday of each month in the community room at the ShopRite of Parkside in West Philadelphia. We are currently preparing for our upcoming Back to School Health & Wellness Fair in August, and will not meet officially in July and August. Fall meeting dates are 9/16/17, 10/21/17, and 11/18/17. Meetings are open to women only. Please join us!
MOBS Move Philly organized and marched on Sunday, October 16, 2016 along with seven cities across the country in a show of UNITY to bring awareness to our cause. In Philadelphia, an estimated 2,000 mothers and families, community members, and community groups joined us in peaceful protest and in memory of those we’ve lost. The March commenced at Cecil B. Moore Ave. and followed a route along Broad Street ending at the Municipal Services Building with a rally composed of speakers representing various community groups, inspirational songs and poetry, a children’s performance, and a call to action.
2017 MLK Day of Service Project: Toiletry Drive & Mural Painting
In a partnership between MOBS Move Philly and Teenagers in Charge, youth and adult volunteers packed and delivered 150 toiletry care packages to two local shelters that support teen male populations and stenciled and painted a diversity themed mural in the school cafeteria of Lindley Academy Charter.
Knowledge is Power Series: 13th Documentary Screening & Discussion
MOBS Move Philly hosted two screenings of Ava DuVernay’s documentary 13th at Mastery Charter (Shoemaker) and Mastery Charter (Gratz) this spring. After each screening teens, parents, teachers and other community members participated in small group discussions led by teens with the purpose of finding solutions to the problems of racial inequality and mass incarceration of black males addressed in the documentary.