Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists to Host Democratic Mayoral Candidates Forum on April 20th
Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ) announces its Democratic Mayoral Candidates Forum at the Museum of the American Revolution (101 S 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19106) on Thursday, April 20 at 6 pm. The forum will be televised live on KYW-TV CBS Philadelphia. For over twenty years, PABJ has hosted this forum focused on issues impacting the local Black community. The eight viable mayoral candidates who have confirmed their attendance at this event are Amen Brown, Jeff Brown, Allan Domb, Derek Green, Helen Gym, Cherelle Parker, Rebecca Rhynhart, and Maria Quiñones Sánchez.
“Now more than ever, the city needs to know where our 100th mayor will stand on matters impacting Black voters,” said Ernest Owens, President of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. “With the incredible fiscal support of the Lenfest Institute’s Every Voice, Every Vote grant, and the remarkable partnership of the Museum of the American Revolution and KYW-TV CBS Philadelphia, this forum will allow PABJ to invite the most community members in-person and reach more of them virtually than ever before.”
Candidates will participate in an evening of spirited and curated questions asked by four moderators from the local media: CBS3 News Anchor Ukee Washington, WWDB-AM Host Archbishop Mary Floyd Palmer, WURD Program & News Director Jamyra Perry, and Philadelphia Citizen Columnist Jemille Q. Duncan. Owens, who is the Editor at Large for Philadelphia Magazine, will serve as the host of the forum. Responses will be timed and candidates were notified in advance to be cordial, respectful, and civil to one another.
Registration to the Forum is FREE, but required and can be found at thepabj.org via Eventbrite. Doors open at 5:30 pm, with guests being seated at 6 pm for the program to begin. Complimentary refreshments, snacks, and beverages will be provided. From 5:30 pm until the program begins, guests are invited to a free visit at the museum's groundbreaking special exhibition "Black Founders: The Forten Family of Philadelphia." Any media inquiries to cover the event should be sent to Britney Coleman, PABJ Exec Manager at email@example.com.
Follow and engage in the conversation surrounding the PABJ Mayoral Forum on social media at #PABJMayoralForum and on PABJ’s social media channels at @PABJ on Twitter and @phillyabj on Instagram.
About Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists
Established in 1974, the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists is the nation’s first association of Black journalists. Our mission is to advocate for local Black journalists and media professionals in the areas of professional development, DEI coverage, and scholarship. Our membership includes more than 300 individuals ranging from college students and full-time journalists to industry veterans and media professionals. For more information on PABJ, please visit thepabj.org.
About Every Voice, Every Vote
This forum is a part of Every Voice, Every Vote, a collaborative project managed by The Lenfest Institute for Journalism. Lead support is provided by the William Penn Foundation with additional funding from The Lenfest Institute, Peter and Judy Leone, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Harriet and Larry Weiss, and the Wyncote Foundation, among others. To view a full list of supporters, visit www.everyvoice-everyvote.org.