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Everybody Loves a Parade
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Everybody Loves a Parade

Especially right here in good ole Whittier! Under grey slightly damp skies, the 66th Annual Uptown Whittier Christmas Parade kicked off to a predicted 18,000 gleeful attendees. Times may change but at the heart of this beloved event is the bringing together of children and the child that remains in all of us. From the...

Opinion Editorial: The Active Hope of Advent
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Opinion Editorial: The Active Hope of Advent

My friend and I shared breakfast with people encamped in our city park. A local congregation and advocacy group rustled up burritos and coffee before the neighborhood protest began. We stood with campers, as a small group of disheartened citizens honked horns, waved humiliating signs, but mostly glared. I approached each group who had skin...

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...