Community activist Ronald Armour wants you to vote, and he’ll make sure you hear him.
Armour, 71, spent the day driving around his car armed with a microphone and a speaker strapped to the top of his car. He started off his day at the Pennrose Playground polling station on 12th Street and Susquehanna Avenue, and had plans to visit more polling stations east of Broad Street.
State senator Shirley Kitchen urges people to vote from Ronald Armour’s car. Luis Fernando Rodriguez / TTN
Although the front of his car donned an Obama sign he encouraged all to vote even offering the microphone to any Romney supporters that could hear him.
A woman who went by Ms. Mary took the microphone and urged people to think about public health issues wen casting their vote. State Senator Shirley Kitchen also took a moment to speak into Armour’s microphone.
Former President Bill Clinton cancelled his scheduled appearance, for Mayor Nutter’s campaign kick off, due to weather. Mayor Nutter also canceled his appearance.
Protestors from Occupy Philadelphia who were there as part of a ‘silent march’ made the decision to occupy the Student Center. The occupiers first attempt was stopped by police who guarded the doors of the Student Center. Occupiers announced they were going to the Paley Library instead, on their way there police advised them they had clearance to the Student Center.
Occupiers are using their time in the Student Center for discussion.
Last year’s documentary Wild West of Broad won Best Documentary Student Film at First Glance Film Festival this past week.
Wild West of Broad chronicles the changes within the North Philadelphia community over the past several decades. The neighborhood’s interactions with Temple and its ensuing effects have resonated throughout each block in the area and far beyond the expanding confines of Temple’s Main Campus. Told through the narratives of those who have seen these changes occur, this documentary explores how the community has come to this point and what the future may hold.
Philadelphia celebrated National Coming Out Day today by closing off the gayborhood for Outest. The festival lasted from noon to 6 p.m. with live performances, street vendors and outdoor dance parties.
During this year’s festival Giovanni’s Room a local LGBT bookstore was awarded a historical marker.
The f’real smoothie truck is parked in front of the Liacouras Center. PETA is coincidentally handing out literature so you can read about why you shouldn’t eat meat while you wait in line for your dairy!