March 14, 2019 kicks off the first celebration of Meek Mill Weekend in Philly – being announced today by City Council President Darrell L. Clarke.
The “holiday weekend” will run from Thursday through Saturday. His contributions to music and art and his efforts to change the criminal justice system are the same reasons why Houston gave Meek his own day; February 24 proclaimed as “Meek Mill Day”.
In January, Mill joined Jay-Z and others to form a coalition that lobbies for changes to state probation and parole laws called the Reform Alliance. Mill became a symbol for criminal justice reform activists after a judge in Pennsylvania sentenced him to two to four years in prison for minor violations of his probation conditions in a decade-old gun and drug possession case. He spent months in prison before a court ordered him released. Mill said at Thursday’s announcement that he’s trying to “give young kids a fair shot in the system.”