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Episode 035: Gun Violence Memorial in Vernon Park
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Publish-date-icon March 25, 2013
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On Saturday, March 23 the congregants of several local churches erected a memorial to all those murdered by guns in 2012. The installation in Vernon Park along Germantown avenue features a t-shirt for each victim emblazoned with their name, age and date of death. There were two hundred eighty-eight gun murders in Philadelphia last year.

The Northwest Soapbox spoke to the organizers of the installation, a volunteer and the mother of one of those memorialized. The installation in Germantown will be up for two weeks. To learn more about the installation and the organization that created it visit Heedinggodscall.org.

The Northwest Soapbox is a platform for the people of Northwest Philadelphia to offer commentary, share news or make a call for action. Each week a different person speaks to issues affecting our community. Want to get on the soapbox? Contact us at: soapbox@gtownradio.com.

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