Philadelphia Social Leaders & University Students to Hold Meek Mill Social Reform Panel

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Meek Mill photographed at Atlantic Records on July 2, 2015 in New York City. 

Philadelphia social justice leaders and students from a bevy of Philly universities are joining forces to discuss Meek Mill's current legal troubles and the criminal justice system in a city-wide panel titled REFORM: Bringing Injustice to Light. 

Student-led organizations from the University of Pennsylvania (Beyond Arrests: Re-Think Systematic-Oppression, Philadelphia Bail Fund), Temple University (Temple Association of Black Journalists, Hosting Our Own Talks) and Drexel University (NAACP Drexel Chapter, Entertainment and Arts Society) will host the discussion, which will take place at Philadelphia's Irvine Auditorium on March 13 at 4 p.m.

The panel will include guests Reverend Al Sharpton, who paid Meek Mill a visit at the start of his two- to four-year sentence last November, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League member Angelo Pinto, civil rights attorney David Rudofsky, University of Pennsylvania professor Marie Gottschall and more. Meek Mill's mother and attorney, Joe Tacopina, will be in attendance to offer an update on the rapper's case.

For those who can't make it to the panel, TIDAL will live-stream the event worldwide. 

Last November, a Philadelphia judge sentenced the "Save Me" rapper to two to four years in prison for violating probation stemming from 2008 charge. Since entering prison, celebrities like JAY-Z, Rick Ross, Kevin Hart and more have voiced their support for Meek.


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