UU's Join National Day of Protest
On Wednesday, October 22, our UUCA Social Justice Committee sponsored a peaceful demonstration to protest police abuse. The Chair of the Committee, Quin Boyce, printed a lovely announcement and put the event on Facebook.
Several UUCA members showed up along with a few members of the community. Members present were Judy Demesse, Iasu Gorfu, Linda Lehnkering, Henry Byrd, Rycharde Powell, and Ruth and Ted Shapin. Michael Daro, Ted's assistant, was also present, . We stood on Harbor Blvd. outside the Church with a variety of signs, for example: “Know Justice, Know Peace; “ Honk if you support civilian police oversight” (many drivers honked); “Stop Police Abuse,” and “Standing on the Side of Love.”
The demonstration was scheduled from . To Later the demonstrators moved to Santa Ana Street across the street from the Anaheim Police Department, but there was no response from the police. It felt good to be holding up our UU principle of Justice, Equity and Compassion in Human Relations.
By Ruth Shapin, member of the Social Justice Committee
COLLEGE OF SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVICE OPPORTUNITIES
The Unitarian Universalist College of Social Justice, a joint venture of the UUA and the UUSC, has service and educational opportunities for youth, college students, and adults:
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"As an active UU for 53 years, I was so very pleased to see and listen to so many talented leaders at the Anaheim UU Church. Dr. Karen Stoyanoff, Minister, President Edward Dunvan, Iasu Gorfu, and David Diiorio. These key people are the heart of a growing church. It has been a pleasure to know and work with them."
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