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Creating An Anti-Racist Whittier, Together
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Creating An Anti-Racist Whittier, Together

Louisville, Kentucky-based anti-racist organizer Chris Crass returns to his hometown of Whittier on Monday to give a talk at Whittier College, where the Sociology and Anthropology Department, co-sponsored by Gender Studies, presents Crass speaking on Courage for Racial Justice, Courage for Collective Liberation.  Whittier College Professor of Sociology Rebecca Overmyer-Velázquez, a longtime friend of Crass’, has witnessed the impact his talks...

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Opinion: Let’s Stick to the Facts on Homelessness

Citing or jailing residents suffering from the acute housing shortage in Whittier and nearby cities will not solve the humanitarian crisis. Until the City can provide shelter beds and services, and ultimately adequate affordable housing, they can mitigate sanitation issues by unlocking public restrooms where they are needed most.

Whittier City Council Caves to Angry Mob
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Whittier City Council Caves to Angry Mob

Shayla Myers, a member of the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, said, “Adopting an ordinance and tracking many of the problems that the City of Los Angeles is seeing with this ordinance is a step backwards when it comes to thinking about the real needs of our clients who are unhoused on the streets of Whittier. There are many, many things that the city of Whittier could do, but seizing and destroying people’s belongings in violation of the constitution is not one of them."