PHILADELPHIA, June 19, 2014 — State Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ campaign to reduce crime and educate children about alternatives to violence will debut at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 21, with a block party at 55th Street and Chester Avenue in Philadelphia.

“Summer of Peace 2014” kick-off event will feature our very own Southwest Philly’s ambassador of peace Mont Brown, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson and Rep. Jordan Harris, plus other elected officials, and it will include exhibition basketball games, free food, moonbounces, live performances of local artists from 1 p.m. – 8 p.m., arts/culture, resource tables and a pool party to open the Myers Recreation Center.

“’Summer of Peace’ incorporates and re-emphasizes calm, cooperation and education so the people who live in the 8th Senatorial District can respond peacefully where anger and knee-jerk reactions get us into trouble,” Sen. Williams said.

Sen. Anthony Hardy Williams’ “Summer of Peace 2014” campaign will emphasize “The Power of Peace.”

Featured events will be held each month through September:

June 21Kickoff

10 a.m. – Basketball games at Myers Recreation Center, 58th & Kingsessing

Noon – 3 p.m. – Pool party at Myers Rec.

1 p.m. – 8 p.m. – 55th Street & Chester Avenue – Block party in partnership with Mont Brown and Pace-O-Beats.

July 12

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – In partnership with Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, state Rep. Jordan Harris and Unity in the Community at Smith Playground, 25th & Jackson streets.

July 19

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – In partnership with state Rep. Margo Davidson and Yeadon Friends & Neighbors, Nile Swim Club, 513 S. Union Ave., Yeadon.

10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Pool party.

Aug. 16

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – In partnership with Beautification Project, Cobbs Creek Parkway, between Catharine and Christian streets

Sept. 6

10 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Old-School Games, Clark Park, 43rd Street and Chester Avenue.

More information about “Summer of Peace 2014” can also be found on Sen. Williams’ website.

Media coverage is encouraged.

WHO: Sen. Anthony H. Williams, Mont Brown, Councilman Kenyatta Johnson, Rep. Jordan Harris, other elected officials

WHEN: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., Saturday, June 21. Sen. Williams to welcome all at approximately 12:45 p.m.

WHERE: 55th Street & Chester Avenue, Philadelphia


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