The growing movement surrounding the deaths of Black men and women at the hands of police requires people of faith to step into the public sphere in powerful ways. While POWER’s campaigns have always been concerned with racial justice, this is a unique moment to take a stand in protest with our brothers and sisters calling for change nationwide.
We invite clergy, lay people, and the broader public to participate in a “Die-In” led by POWER following tomorrow’s Eagles game.
Led by POWER (Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower and Rebuild)
Sunday, December 7th
Gather at 7pm at the Northeast Corner of Broad and Pattison. We will provide instructions and create sacred space.
“Die-In” will take place at the conclusion of the Eagles-Seahawks Game.
Preachers, Imams, Rabbi’s etc. are asked to wear identifying Clergy Attire.
Bring signs: “Black Lives Matter”, “No Justice, No Peace”, etc.
Follow @powerinterfaith on Twitter for live updates. Use #PhillyDieIn.
When the Die-In begins, we will lie in the streets for 4 1/2 minutes to mark the 4 1/2 hours that Mike Brown’s body lay in the streets of Ferguson, MO this past August.
About POWER: POWER represents congregations from across the Philadelphia region, bringing people together across the lines of race, faith, income level and neighborhood — lines which have historically kept our city and state divided. POWER is committed to the work of bringing about justice here and now and seeks to exercise power in the public arena by strengthening and mobilizing our networks, so that the needs and priorities of all Philadelphians are reflected in the systems and policies that shape our city. POWER is nonpartisan and is not aligned explicitly or implicitly with any candidate or party. We do not endorse or support candidates for office.