COUNCIL PRESIDENT WILLIAM PARKER PARTNERING FOR FIRST ANNUAL “NEVER AGAIN” MEMORIAL AND TRIBUTE FOR KAMILLE “CUPCAKE” MCKINNEY
PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Contact: Kim Garner
This Thursday will mark the one-year anniversary of Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney’s body being discovered, a tragedy that shook the entire city of Birmingham.
The Birmingham City Council and President William Parker have partnered with the organization Angels Arms Operation Exploited and Missing Persons for the first annual “Never Again” Memorial and Tribute for Cupcake.
The event will take place this Thursday at Tom Brown Village Community Center (555 41st Place North, Birmingham, AL 35222) from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and will feature guest speakers, a school supply giveaway and more.
“This is a very somber time for all of us in Birmingham,” President Parker said. “I want to thank all of our partners who helped make this memorial possible: the City of Birmingham, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, the Birmingham Police Department, the North Avondale Neighborhood Association, the Housing Authority of the Birmingham District, The Iceman and others. Of course, none of this could’ve happened without the work of Jasmaine Deloach and her team.”
Deloach, an organizer with Angels Arms Operation Exploited Children and Missing Persons, said this memorial is not only about remembering Cupcake, but also shining a light on the issue of child exploitation.
“We’re honoring her while also raising awareness to the issue of children being kidnapped, a problem that is still very prevalent in our country,” Deloach said. “If we don’t keep speaking about this issue and raising awareness, then things will never change. But we’re here to say this will never happen again in Birmingham.”
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