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MEDIA ADVISORY: Vigil for PEOC Worker George Parker

MEDIA ADVISORY

For Immediate Release:  April 12, 2021

Contact Info:

peoc.staff@pomonadaylabor.org

(909) 397 – 4215

PEOC to Hold Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Fallen Worker Struck and Killed by a Hit-and-Run in Pomona

PEOC to honor worker leader George Parker who was killed in a hit-and-run accident on January 4. Parker was a longtime community member and active worker leader with PEOC.

Pomona, CA — On Wednesday, April 14, 2021, the Pomona Economic Opportunity Center (PEOC) will host a candlelight vigil and procession to commemorate George Parker III’s life. Attendees will “finish the walk” from the accident site to PEOC, as George is believed to have been on his way to the worker center the morning of his death.

George Parker was killed in a tragic accident on Monday, January 4, 2021 in Pomona at the corner of Mission Boulevard and Reservoir Street. Despite lifesaving measures performed by first responders, George succumbed to his injuries.

The accident remains under open investigation as a hit-and-run. The driver has yet to be apprehended. Anyone with information is urged to contact the Pomona Police Department at 909-620-2085. Enclosed is PPD’s flyer requesting information.

WHAT: Community vigil to commemorate George Parker III’s life, followed by a procession from the accident site to PEOC.

WHERE: Pomona, CA; Intersection of Reservoir St & Mission Blvd

WHEN: Wednesday, April 14 at 6 PM

WHO:   PEOC community members, day laborers, household workers, and community members at large.

VISUALS:   Candles, posters, and lights

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