Organized by Teaneck High School Graduates and Current Students
Supporters: Teaneck Mayor, Township Officials and Community Residents, residents also from neighboring towns and throughout the state of New Jersey
Sponsored by: The Phillip Pannell Foundation Inc.
In hindsight of yet another police brutality incident, the killing of GEORGE FLYOD sparked an international outrage and demand to end the senseless killings of Black men and women. International Protests began in May 2020, and citizens are continuously rallying for social injustices well into June, with no signs of stopping until Police Reform laws are changed and police officers are held accountable for unlawful actions.
The Phillip Pannell Family has not marched in Teaneck, NJ for 30 years and yet found themselves marching once more for the same cause to #STOPTHEVIOLENCE and senseless killing against Black, Brown and Colored people in America by the hands of law enforcement.
Teaneck city officials and local community residents in collaboration with The Phillip Pannell Foundation Inc., will replant Phillip’s Tree which was planted and destroyed 30 years ago. THe “Tree of Healing” Memorial will represent unity in the community, healing and the love from family, friends and supporters who all shared a special common bond with Phillip “Clint” Pannell. This community event will bring visibility as to what happened in 1990 Teaneck, NJ and awareness in order to prevent this from happening again anywhere.
Family, Friends and Community Supporters peacefully gathered to remember Phillip. The Reverend Herbert Daughtry was Keynote speaker, Board of Directors shared their affiliation to the Pannell Family and support as well as Phillip’s Best Friends were given for the first time the opportunity to speak publicly 30 years later about their deep heartfelt feelings of how young Phillip’s untimely death affected their lives. Community Supporters consisted of Phillip’s former school teachers, from Pre K until High School. There were individuals who lived in neighboring towns at the time who also spoke about lessons learned and how they would like to see change and Phillip remembered as the kid he was, a “good model student, who maybe was misunderstood yet a teen who wanted the best for everyone and an unfortunate situation that should not have happened in Teaneck, N.J.” – Mrs. A. Pollard, Phillip’s former HS teacher
Beautiful healing and peaceful event that will continue annually in memory of Phillip “Clint” Pannell.
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