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|Title:||Santa Cruz Vigil for Iraq and Iraqis|
|Description:||In response to the recent threat of U.S. military attacks in Iraq, community members in Santa Cruz held a vigil for the Iraqi people on June 23 at the Town Clock. Those who participated in the vigil are calling for nonviolent diplomacy, reparation and repairs, no military intervention in Iraq, and an end to weapons sales in the Middle East. [Video: Interviews with Marjorie Langdon, Sandino Gomez, and Ryan Souza.]|
|Title:||Family Demands Transparent Investigation Into Killing of Yanira Serrano Garcia|
|Description:||On June 18, Tony Serrano stood before the Half Moon Bay City Council to demand justice for his sister, Yanira Serrano Garcia. Yanira was killed by San Mateo County Sheriff's deputy Menh Trieu on June 3 when she was having a health crisis outside of her home at the Moonridge housing complex. The Serrano family and their supporters are asking the Half Moon Bay City Council to support a number of resolutions, including one that calls for a transparent criminal investigation into the killing of the 18-year-old. [Top video: Tony Serrano speaks before the Half Moon Bay City Council.]|
|Title:||Marching to the Sheriff's Station and City Hall for Justice for Yanira Serrano Garcia|
|Description:||On June 6, family members, friends, and supporters held an interfaith vigil in Half Moon Bay for Yanira Serrano Garcia, the 18-year-old who was killed by San Mateo County Sheriff's Deputy Menh Trieu on June 3. After hearing from religious leaders of several denominations in front of Our Lady of the Pillar Catholic Church, a segment of the group marched around the corner to the San Mateo Sheriff's Half Moon Bay substation where a spontaneous, informal speak out was held. The group then marched to City Hall downtown and marched along Main Street.|
|Title:||March and Prayer Vigil Held in Response to Racial Bullying Incidents at UC Santa Cruz|
|Description:||Last week, students at UC Santa Cruz reported to the NAACP that two incidents of what the organization is calling "serious racial bullying" had occurred on the university's campus. In response, the Santa Cruz Branch of the NAACP together with the UCSC Women's Center organized a "March and Prayer Vigil to Stop Hate Crimes and Racial Bullying in Our Community" on May 29. Community members, including students from UCSC, marched down Pacific Avenue and to the Town Clock where songs were sung and a prayer vigil was held. "We need to hold our institutions accountable for setting systems in place that will change behavior, re-educate their members, and protect young people from the life-long scars of hate and prejudice. Please help us to focus on racism in our community and find peaceful solutions for the future," an announcement for the vigil stated. [Top video: A montage of clips from the march and vigil, as well as words from Deborah Hill-Alston.]|
|Title:||Candlelight Vigil Marks Third Month Since Antonio Lopez was Killed by SJSU Police|
|Description:||A candlelight vigil was held in San Jose on May 21 to mark the three month anniversary of the death of Antonio Guzman Lopez, who was killed by San Jose State Police near the university on February 21. Antonio was shot in the back by police twice in broad daylight, and Laurie Valdez, the widow of Antonio and mother of Josiah Antonio Lopez, still has not received the police report or coroner's report on his killing from any agency. "I want answers and it's three months already and I don't have nothing at all," she said at the vigil. The San Jose Police Department and the University Police Department are not returning her calls or revealing what the officers' uniform-mounted cameras recorded that day. [Top video: Laurie Valdez speaks.]|
|Title:||Walk To Peace - SF Ferry Building|
|Description:||World Can't Wait and their "Killer Drone" met Walk To Peace activists at San Francisco's Ferry Building on the first leg of the first day of the walk to Beale Air Force Base.
The ten day, 130-mile historic journey to stop the U.S. targeted assassination of people on the other side of the world will reach Beale AFB on May 27th.|
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