Two years ago, West Philadelphia resident Jamal Morris was killed by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle on Market Street.
In the years since, the Bicycle Coalition has worked with his family to begin to change state laws and advocate for better bicycle infrastructure.
Morris’ mother, Channabel Morris, has emerged as a strong, fierce advocate and has fought hard in her son’s honor, speaking with elected officials and joining advocates in the Pennsylvania state Capitol to successfully advocate for an extension to the state’s red light camera program.
Mrs. Morris is also a part of the Philadelphia chapter of Families for Safer Streets, which is only beginning to become organized.
On September 22nd, the Jamal Morris Foundation will hold a fundraiser, sponsored by the Drexel University College of Engineering and Blackney Hayes Architects. The fundraiser, a mini golf tournament, will help fulfill Mrs. Morris’ goal of providing scholarships to promising low-income African-American students to attend Drexel University’s College of Engineering.
Jamal, an engineer, had attended Drexel University, which is where he began riding a bicycle to get around the city.
We encourage you to attend this event and help the Jamal Morris Foundation’s goal of helping low-income African American students attend Drexel University’s Engineering School on scholarship.
I was so moved by Channabel Morris when she spoke of the loss of her son at the Vision Zero conference….She is a woman of exceptional strength and action.