GENAYA LEE has not personally lost anyone to violence in Philadelphia, but as a member of the organization Mothers In Charge, she wants to help and support people who have.
"This is not what I want for my child. It's not. I don't want this for anybody's children," said Lee, 22, of Strawberry Mansion, who has a 4-year-old daughter. "Because they are our future - we can't do without them."
Lee was one of about 125 people who converged on LOVE Park last night as part of an anti-violence rally focused on solutions as well as addressing the recent killings of children in Philadelphia. The demonstration was led by the Father's Day Rally Committee, a Philly anti-violence organization that also seeks to promote a positive image of African-American men.