110 W. New York Ave.
DeLand, FL 32720
By Pat Andrews
posted Jun 13, 2013 - 11:57:56am
The Community Action Coalition, formed in the aftermath of Marlon Brown's death under the wheels of a DeLand Police squad car, invites the greater community to a two-day, two-part program of prayer and dialogue at the Dr. Noble "Thin Man" Watts Amphitheater, 322 S. Clara Ave. in DeLand.
The prayer meeting begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 14, and the community meeting is set for 5 p.m. Saturday, June 15, both at the amphitheater.
The coalition's stated mission is to to "make our community better." After Brown's death, members of the Spring Hill community, where the fatal crash happened May 8, complained of racial discrimination on the part of law enforcement.
The Night of Prayer Friday will be led by the Concerned Clergy, an association of pastors in the African-American community that formed several years ago to address crime and other community problems in Spring Hill.
The meeting on Saturday, according to organizers, will be "an evening of constructive dialogue discussing the needs of our community and how they can be implemented."
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