Keep Time In Place, with Laura's Photo | NAN LEGACY GALA AWARD 2015

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About the Philly Freedom Riders-Philadelphia Chapter NAN Founded in 2007, Philly Freedom Riders was the name adopted as result of the Freedom Ride taken to Jena, Louisiana that gave birth to the Philadelphia Chapter of the National Action Network. Philadelphia NAN Action Chapter continues to grow through: Advocacy: For equal quality education for all students in the Philadelphia Public School System, testifying before the School Board and actively a member of citizens watch dog group which observes and recommend changes to curriculum and policy; Campaigned for more than two years for Public Hearing on Police miss-conduct, Philadelphia City Council finally approved to hold the public hearing. Mobilization: Brought forth the largest contingency of citizens (11 buses) to March in the National Demonstration for Jobs sponsored by National NAN and other organizations in honor of the March on Washington, August 28, 2010; Supportive: Push for full operations funding for a local Charter school when the School District attempted to shut it down through cutting funding already allocated for the community based institution. Organized: High school students and parents to support a junior football quarterback when he was brutally beaten by school police for being late to school, as result of Philly NAN’s intervention and demonstrations, the student charges were dropped and the school police officers were disciplined and prosecuted. March and Rallies: PNAN led a successful effort against a Nursing Home scandal which attempted to take the home of an elderly woman and her family while she was ill. After months, resulting from PNAN’s intervention and leadership the family was victorious in retaining the property. PNAN has lead the way in seeking justice for families suffering from the pain of loss at the hands of Philadelphia Police, the ongoing Campaign for Justice in Philadelphia continues to manifest through direct advocacy work and litigation. We have in brief: - See more at: http://phillynan.org/about-us/#sthash.voJFbwCN.dpuf

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