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File #: 170210    Version: 0 Name:
Type: Resolution Status: ADOPTED
File created: 3/2/2017 In control: CITY COUNCIL
On agenda: Final action: 3/2/2017
Title: Recognizing and Honoring Wynne Alexander for her many accomplishments in the fields of journalism, radio, and music and applauding her unwavering dedication to civil rights in this country and her sincere desire to make this country a more equitable place for all.
Sponsors: Councilmember Blackwell, Councilmember Quiñones Sánchez, Councilmember Parker, Councilmember Jones, Councilmember Green, Councilmember Gym, Councilmember Squilla, Councilmember Greenlee, Councilmember Reynolds Brown, Councilmember Domb, Councilmember Oh, Councilmember Bass, Councilmember Johnson, Councilmember Henon
Attachments: 1. Signature17021000.pdf
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Recognizing and Honoring Wynne Alexander for her many accomplishments in the fields of journalism, radio, and music and applauding her unwavering dedication to civil rights in this country and her sincere desire to make this country a more equitable place for all.

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WHEREAS, Wynne Alexander is an investigative journalist, author, third generation civil rights advocate and devoted daughter of Philadelphia who has made compelling and socially significant films; and

WHEREAS, Throughout her career, Wynne has been a warrior in the on-going struggles for civil rights and equal opportunity educations. From the radio, to visual screens and print media, Wynne delivers a message that is relevant on every level and for every person; and

WHEREAS, Wynne Alexander's creative innovations in broadcast news programming and story exclusives highlight her investigative journalism career at WDAS Radio. Her interviews with hundreds of leaders including Coretta Scott King and Muhammed Ali, always focused on detailing the day's hard news, speaking Truth to power, creating humane solutions to complex societal questions and developing strategies for making social progress; and

WHEREAS, From her years in the newsroom at WDAS Radio, to her films today, Wynne's demonstrated devotion to enhancing the quality of education has been part of her life's endeavors, prompting the Pennsylvania Legislature to commend "her life's work at the intersection of music, civil rights and journalism"; and

WHEREAS, As a founding member and architect of LatinoLines, Wynne worked for Latino American voting rights and helped increase the Latino Caucus in the Pennsylvania Legislature from one member to four; and

WHEREAS, She has worked for years on behalf of education and child advocacy, including documentary productions. In her films, Rescuing Quality Education for All, The Lighthouse: Genuine Inspiration from the Nation's Toughest Streets and her three films for Turning Points fo...

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