Category: In My Backyard

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Pitchforks, Torches & Peace at Parnell Park

Members of the encampment said they do not want to live in the park, but affordable housing is unavailable, and waiting lists for services are full. One man has a job at a popular local restaurant that doesn't pay enough to afford rent. Another man lost his job three months ago and has been in the park for two months. One woman has been on a Section 8 waiting list for 12 years.

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...