In Portland, ‘Beer n’Hymns’ draws diverse congregation

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Photo/Karen Ward[Episcopal News Service] The ages-old tradition of beer and religion has come to Portland.About 75 people gathered in the parish hall at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church for “straight-up Christian hymns, beer and bratwurst and — this being Portland — gluten-free beer and veggie sausages,” said the Rev. Karen Ward, who organized the April 20 Pop Up Church‘s “Beer n’Hymns.”Intending to offer “something for every lifestyle” at the event, Ward provided all kinds of beers, lagers, and ales, even homemade brew — up to and including ginger ale and root beer for the children as well as nonalcoholic beer and water. Tambourines and other musical instruments were strategically placed throughout the parish hall so a dozen or so children could accompany an alternative Christian rock band, she said.“The music was great,” said Katy Breazeal, 53, who lives in Portland and attended the event. “You could sing along and not feel stupid if you were a little bit off” on such standards as “Great is thy Faithfulness,” “Come Thou Font of Every Blessing,” “Be Thou My Vision” and even some original music, she said.Matt Addis, 29, donated his homemade gluten-free imperial pale ale for consumption and “had a great time” at the event.“One of the best things about it was that there were a lot of different denominations represented, all age groups — it was a diverse crowd. Just to be able to eat and drink together and meet new people and find out that there are people doing really cool things in your city and to be able to sing with them was exciting,” said Addis during an April 23 telephone interview from Portland.Pairing beer with a hymnsing “brings a level of comfort to the people involved who wouldn’t normally be there if it was just a church service. To be able to do those two things together brought people who wouldn’t necessarily talk to each other, wouldn’t necessarily sing with each other. It had a very sweet spirit,” he said.“A few people shared with me that it felt like doing something new, that it was open enough and compassionate enough that people really felt welcome and didn’t feel forced by it in the way they might with some liturgies,” added Addis, a senior at the George Fox Seminary in Portland. He aims to help create the Habitat Brewing Company after he graduates this December. He is also a co-founder of Community Missions, which hosts bimonthly “pint theology” and other interfaith and interdenominational gatherings throughout Portland.There was an informal liturgy and prayers, Ward said. “It’s an alternative liturgy, a holy meal and a holy communion but not in the literal sense of the church’s official rituals,” she said. The event also aimed to raise money and awareness for two local faith-based agencies; the HIV Day Center, which assists persons living with HIV/AIDS, and Rahab’s Sisters, which offers support to women marginalized by the sex industry, homelessness and substance abuse.Ward was inspired by a beer n’hymnsing at the Greenbelt Festival, a yearly arts, faith and justice gathering in the United Kingdom. This year’s gathering is planned for Aug. 24 – 27 in Cheltenham. Its American counterpart, the Wild Goose Festival, is set to hold its second justice, spirituality, music and art gathering June 21 – 24in Shakori Hills, North Carolina and a similar festival is being planned for the Pacific Northwest, Ward said.But the tradition of beer and spirituality and religion dates to the Middle Ages, she added.“Benedictine monks have been brewing beer in Europe since the 12th century. Monastics brewed beer especially during Lent; if the monks were on a fast, it had all the nutrients of bread,” Ward said during a recent telephone interview from Portland.She hopes to adapt the hospitality associated with monasteries to fit Portland’s culture, to tap into the lives of people who may not go to church but “might like singing, might like beer drinking, to introduce seekers to church in a way they’ve never been.“In our culture, people think of coffeehouses and pubs as those spaces churches used to fill. That’s where people go to find community,” she said. “They don’t go to church, so what is that saying? And churches have gotten away from being part of the regular culture. I think Jesus wouldn’t be hiding behind the walls of a church and expecting people to come in, instead of being out where the people are.”Lindsay Ross Hunt is program director of the HIV Day Center in Portland, a 23-year-old faith-based drop-in center that offers meals, laundry, showers, social workers and other assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. Many are struggling with mental illness, homelessness, racial and ethnic minority status and other complicating issues, she said during an April 23 telephone interview from her office.She was surprised — pleasantly — at the new faces she saw at Beer n’Hymns.“Oftentimes, you see some of the same people at community events, but this was a unique gathering of individuals that might not bump into each other otherwise,” said Hunt, 33.“People had a great time,” Hunt added. “We shared a meal together before diving into the hymnsing, which was also really different and unique. It was a hopeful space, a very traditional practice of singing hymns together in a different kind of way, especially with children participating in the production of music itself. There were instruments all over the room, and a piano, which people could grab and participate.”The Rev. Dan Morrow, rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oregon City, agreed.“It was a time of prayer, a very safe place for anyone who hasn’t been to a church before. People were dancing, kids were running around with tambourines and shakers and everyone could play with the band.”But, he added, “it was a worship service and it didn’t shy away from the fact that we were there to sing hymns and have prayers, but at the same time it was a safe space.”Beer n’Hymns is evangelism, he said, particularly among “disaffected evangelicals, people who have grown up with faith as a formative part of their lives but feel the community they grew up in is too closed off and fundamentalist.“Beer n’Hymns meets in the middle of evangelical worship and traditional Episcopal worship. There was a discernible liturgy but minus the pomp and circumstance, which can be daunting for people who aren’t familiar with it,” Morrow said.Daniel Palmer, 43, an e-commerce businessman, describes himself as “a recovering evangelical” who was seeking alternative worship when he heard about the Church of the Apostles, an emergent church Ward started in Seattle in 2002.Then he learned about Ward’s Pop Up Church — emergent worship that meets at various locations around Portland.“I like what Karen’s doing,” he said of Ward. “I’m excited about how she’s so inclusive of everyone and really reaching out to lots of different people. I love singing, so Beer n’Hymns sounded perfect. We were standing the whole time during the singing portion and my ten-year-old daughter, Sienna, was playing the tambourine.”For Breazeal, 53, Beer n’Hymns was filled with a lively bunch of people “that maybe don’t fit into the mainstream of Christian churches” and perfect for someone like her, without a particular faith tradition. “I don’t know what I am,” she said laughingly about her faith journey. “I have always looked for ways to connect with people over spiritual issues but hadn’t found a church or anything.”She frequently attends Pop Up Church on Sundays, a more contemplative experience which she treasures. Yet, she also enjoyed the vibrant energy of Beer n’Hymns, she said. “It wasn’t any holier-than-thou kind of experience – it was quite sweet and Karen is very open and accepting and actually sort of shy but puts herself out there just because it’s her calling. She’s shaking things up and making things happen.”— The Rev. 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Sue von Rautenkranz to serve as the new archdeacon of…

first_img Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET Posted Mar 8, 2016 Rector Washington, DC People Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI The Rev. Sue von Rautenkranz has accepted Bishop Mariann Edgar Budde’s invitation to serve in the newly-created position of Archdeacon of the Diocese of Washington. In this role, von Rautenkranz, a deacon and Christian Formation coordinator at St. Dunstan’s in Bethesda, will oversee the discernment, formation, and deployment process for deacons in the diocese, and serve as leader and convener of deacons in the diocese.“In the last few years, we have taken significant strides to create an organized and intentional diaconal ministry in the diocese,” Budde said. “I am thrilled that Sue is willing to guide this new ministry, and I have great confidence in her abilities to lead with both passion and sensitivity.”Von Rautenkranz has served parishes in Minnesota and South Carolina as well as St. Dunstan’s during her 23 years of ordained ministry. “I’m excited about the amazing people who feel called to this ministry, and the gifts they bring,” she said. “I believe they can transform the diocese and help us to become a people who are in ministry with and to the world around us.”There are 16 postulants to the diaconate currently pursuing their education and formation. Their callings include work among the elderly, in education, prison ministry and in multicultural and international settings. When ordained, they will serve in a variety of contexts across the newly established regions of the diocese.“The work of the Commission on Ministry and the Deacon’s Working Group has been extraordinary, and the response from the diocese from those who feel called to the deacon’s ministry has moved me to tears,” Budde said. “I feel as if the Spirit is moving in among us in powerful ways.” Cathedral Dean Boise, ID TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Rector Martinsville, VA Rector Pittsburgh, PA The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Submit a Press Release Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Submit an Event Listing Rector Albany, NY Fr. 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Widespread militant actions against ICE

first_imgActivists around the country continue to participate in militant actions to shut down U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement and those complicit with that agency.St. Paul. Minn., July 30.On July 30,  around 200 protesters in St. Paul, Minn., gathered at the Bishop Henry Whipple Federal Building to call for closing concentration camps at the border. Jewish activists who are part of the national group, Never Again Action, organized the event. The group is named as a reminder to never again allow the conditions to occur that led to the Holocaust. The intervention was part of a national wave of actions sponsored by Jewish activists and Never Again Action.The St. Paul protesters also called for defunding ICE and for permanent protections for all undocumented immigrants and asylum seekers. Announcing that their intention was to disrupt “business as usual,” they blocked vehicle exits at the building to prevent ICE agents from going out to conduct raids.In Detroit on July 31, the second night of the Democratic presidential debates, immigrant rightsDetroit, July 31.activists disrupted candidate Joe Biden. They chanted “Three million deportations!” as Biden tried to defend his role as vice president with Barack Obama, who deported more immigrants than any other U.S. president before now. The action was organized by Movimiento Cosecha, which means “harvest” in Spanish, paying tribute to the long history of farmworker organizing in the U.S. The group fights for “permanent protection, dignity, and respect for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.”On Aug. 1,  protesters briefly interrupted President Trump twice while he was speaking during a rally at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio. In Milwaukee  a crowd of 100 activists from Never Again Action and #jewsagainstice rallied and marched on Aug. 1, calling for ICE to be abolished. The event was coordinated with Voces de la Frontera, a community organization led by low-wage workers, immigrants and youth. Activists gathered around the entrances and exits of the ICE building and blocked agents from leaving in order to carry out raids and deportations, eventually shutting down the building. Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. 1.Boston: Protesters drive back white supremacist masked menOn Aug. 2, activists dropped a giant “No ICE, no prisons, no more cages” banner at a Boston Red Sox baseball game in Fenway Park. Then, on Aug. 4, hundreds of angry and organized pro-migrant, anti-racist prison abolitionists came together in Boston for a March Against Cages. Boston, Aug. 4.As activists gathered, they were confronted by a group of men in masks, members of a white supremacist group. A video from the scene shows the activists confronting the masked white Nazis marching toward them and finally forcing them to retreat out of the area. (wcvb.com)Activists then advanced on the American Correctional Association’s 149th Congress of Correction, held at Hynes Convention Center, and shut down the entrance for over three hours. Chants rang out, including, “No hate, no fear, refugees are welcome here;” “We must organize to survive;”  and “Border walls have got to go, from Palestine to Mexico!”The theme of the protest was “All Cages are Connected!” with hashtag tweeting at   #nomorecages, #abolishice and #nocredentialsforcamps. The action was led by Black Lives Matter; Black and Pink, a Queer-led prison abolitionist group supporting the liberation of LGBTQIA2S+ people and people living with HIV from imprisonment; and Deeper Than Water, focused on prisoner human rights and water justice.A Deeper Than Water information sheet passed out during the march noted: “The ACA is lobbying, pushing and profiting from the mass incarceration of poor and oppressed people [in the U.S.] — now the largest number in world history — and the caging of migrant families fleeing imperialist-fueled war and economic devastation. The U.S. military creates the refugees and then cages them. “The ACA makes $4.5 million each year accrediting prisons, jails and detention centers that abuse people, separate families and throw children in cages. ACA-accredited facilities are guilty of widespread, documented human rights abuses including locking people in freezer cells leading to many deaths, denying medical treatment to prisoners with broken bones, and housing prisoners in solitary confinement.”Demands of the demonstrators included to shut down the cages and camps, stop the accreditation of facilities that abuse people and violate human rights, and make the credentialing process public.Maureen Skehan contributed to this article.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

In shameful decision, Kabul appeal court replaces young journalist’s death sentence with 20 years in prison

first_img June 2, 2021 Find out more Receive email alerts October 21, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 In shameful decision, Kabul appeal court replaces young journalist’s death sentence with 20 years in prison Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the 20-year prison sentence which a Kabul appeal court passed today on journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh after quashing the death sentence he received last January from a court in Mazar-i-Sharif, in the northern province of Balkh. The Kabul court upheld his conviction on a charge of printing and distributing blasphemous articles. Reporters Without Borders is outraged by the 20-year prison sentence which a Kabul appeal court passed today on journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh after quashing the death sentence he received last January from a court in Mazar-i-Sharif, in the northern province of Balkh. The Kabul court upheld his conviction on a charge of printing and distributing blasphemous articles.Kambakhsh, 23, described the court’s decision as an “injustice.” His lawyer said he would appeal to the supreme court.”Afghan justice has again failed to protect Afghan law and guarantee free expression,” Reporters Without Borders said. “By sentencing this young journalist to imprisonment, the appeal court has eliminated the possibility of his being executed, but it has also exposed the degree to which some Afghan judges are susceptible to pressure from fundamentalists. Kambakhsh was able this time to be represented by a lawyer, but the appeal proceedings were marred by ideological distortion, a glaring lack of evidence and incomprehensible delays that ended up undermining the court’s serenity.”The press freedom organisation added: “We would like to express our support for Kambakhsh, who has already spent a year in prison, for his brother, Yaqub Ibrahimi, who fought to get him acquitted, and his lawyer, Mohamad Afzal Nuristani, who has defended the principles of Afghan law.”Abdul Salam Quazizadeh, the president of the Kabul appeal court, issued his ruling after several witnesses from Balkh province were questioned earlier in the day in court by both the prosecution and the defence. Five of Kambakhsh’s former teachers at Balkh university testified that he had asked questions that were “insulting” towards Islam. But a former fellow student retracted his earlier accusations, saying the police had pressured him to incriminate Kambakhsh.Kambakhsh’s lawyer demonstrated that there was no proof of any blasphemy towards Islam and that the scant testimony offered by the prosecution as evidence did not directly concern the charge. Journalists in the courtroom reported that, before being led away by police, Kambakhsh said: “I do not accept his decision.”His lawyer said after the hearing: “This new verdict is an insult to the idea of justice and the Afghan constitution.” His brother said: “The Mazar-i-Sharif sentence has been overturned but the accusations have been upheld although they are completely false. The judges have exposed the horror of the Afghan judicial system to the world. It is clear that the judges sentenced him on the basis of their personal views, not on the basis of Islamic laws or the constitution.”A journalism student at Balkh university and a reporter for the newspaper Jahan-e-Naw (“New World”), Kambakhsh was arrested in Mazar-i-Sharif on 27 October 2007 on a charge of “blasphemy and distribution of texts defamatory of Islam.” Under pressure from the Council of Mullahs and local officials, the Mazar-i-Sharif court sentenced him to death in a trial held behind closed doors and without a defence lawyer on 22 January. Members of the security forces tortured him to obtain a confession.His arrest was thought to have been prompted by the articles his brother, an investigative journalist, had written about the authorities in the Balkh region. Afghanistan : “No just and lasting peace in Afghanistan without guarantees for press freedom” RSF_en AfghanistanAsia – Pacific News March 11, 2021 Find out more News to go further Organisation News May 3, 2021 Find out more News Follow the news on Afghanistan AfghanistanAsia – Pacific RSF asks International Criminal Court to investigate murders of journalists in Afghanistan Situation getting more critical for Afghan women journalists, report says Help by sharing this information last_img read more

Swim in It

first_img Community News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * In the mood for a swim? Swimming is one of the best and strongest ways to exercise, and now Aquatics Waterworks in Pasadena is making it easy for the whole family to swim together. Their Rockin’ Family Swim Night is an open swim session for families to enjoy full access to their heated indoor pools during a time when no lessons are scheduled.The Family Swim Nights begin February 22, and will run the third Saturday of each month through December 6, 2014.“Our family swim night is for any family to enjoy,” said Waterworks Aquatics Director Stevi Mooney. “You don’t have to be a client here. Both of our indoor pools are completely open for free swim and lifeguards are on deck to supervise. Families can come and just enjoy our pools, from anyone that takes lessons, to families that just live close by, anybody can come.”Added Mooney, “We want to clients to not only enjoy the lessons and other services we provide, but really to be able to come here and enjoy the pool as an entire family together.”The family swim nights also feature a host of inflatable for your children to enjoy, as well as music over our pool deck sound systemLife jackets will be available for children to borrow upon request, and snacks and beverages will be available all night. Guests may also bring their own food in.Families must register by 1 pm on the Friday before the event.Waterwork’s state-of-the-art indoor facility opened Pasadena in May 2013. There are two heated indoor pools, which provide warmth, sun protection and are heated to a comfortable skin temperature. The lap pool is 25 yards in length, consists of 5 lanes, and is heated up to 89 degrees year round. The second pool is the teaching pool, which offers the perfect setup for children learning to swim and is heated up to 93 degrees year round.Waterworks Aquatics is at 2290 E Foothill Blvd, Pasadena. (626) 836-1200. www.waterworkswim.com More Cool Stuff Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Business News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment First Heatwave Expected Next Week Top of the News Subscribecenter_img 85 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it HerbeautyThe Kardashians Know How To Throw A Good Party!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty11 Ayurveda Heath Secrets From Ancient IndiaHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Yoga Poses To Overcome Stress And AnxietyHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou Can’t Go Past Our Healthy Quick RecipesHerbeautyHerbeauty Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Recreation Swim in It Waterworks Aquatics Begins Family Swim Night Sessions From STAFF REPORTS Published on Thursday, January 23, 2014 | 11:04 am faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

New builds in Donegal down but planning applications are up

first_img Guidelines for reopening of hospitality sector published Almost 10,000 appointments cancelled in Saolta Hospital Group this week By News Highland – August 7, 2012 WhatsApp Three factors driving Donegal housing market – Robinson Pinterest Pinterest News Facebook Twitter Facebook Google+center_img Google+ Business Matters Ep 45 – Boyd Robinson, Annette Houston & Michael Margey Previous articlePolice appeal after woman is assaulted in DerryNext articleHSE not to blame for loss of Donegal-Dublin bus – Deputy MacLochlainn News Highland New builds in Donegal down but planning applications are up LUH system challenged by however, work to reduce risk to patients ongoing – Dr Hamilton RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Calls for maternity restrictions to be lifted at LUH WhatsApp The National Housing Construction Index has shown the continued drop in construction activity in Donegal, but shows a marginal increase in Donegal Planning Applications.The research shows that from January to June 2012, 615 planning applications were submitted in Donegal. This compared to 575 in 2011 resulting in a marginal increase of 2%.Donegal was only one of three counties to experience an increase.The same period saw a 23% drop in Commencement Notices issued in Donegal down from 169 to 130.The index is compiled by  link2plans.com – its Managing Director is Danny O’Shea:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/buildsPLANNING.mp3[/podcast]last_img read more

No firm commitment on Glenties Health Centre

first_img No firm commitment on Glenties Health Centre By News Highland – March 5, 2010 Google+ Facebook Newsx Adverts Google+ Pinterest Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire WhatsApp Facebook 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterestcenter_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Twitter Previous articlePSNI accused of trying to cause tension among DissidentsNext articleDonegal Business Week launched News Highland 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North The government has been unable to give a firm date as to when the long awaited Glenties Primary Care Centre will be provided.It is planned that the centre will provide a wide range of services for local area including GP services, Public Health Nursing and dental services.However despite a site being acquired some time ago plans seem to have stalled.Senator Brian O’Domhnaill has called on the government to outline at what stage the project is at:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/04bri1pm.mp3[/podcast]Responding on behalf of the Health Minister, Dara Calleary says the construction of the centre is still under review:[podcast]http://www.highlandradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/04respam.mp3[/podcast] WhatsApp Twitter Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry last_img read more

Shaun Doherty announces his departure from Highland Radio

first_img Shaun Doherty announces his departure from Highland Radio WhatsApp Homepage BannerNews Google+ By News Highland – June 27, 2017 Pinterest Previous article20% of women referred to LUH breast clinic waiting over a year to be seenNext article21 people awaiting admission at LUH this morning News Highland WhatsApp News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Twittercenter_img Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA Twitter Google+ Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Facebook All of us at Highland Radio are dealing with mixed emotions today. While we are delighted for Shaun to have the chance to explore new opportunities, we are very saddened to be losing a friend and colleague.Shaun’s contribution to Highland Radio, and the media in general, is immeasurable. He has been with the company from the very beginning and helped cement Highland Radio’s reputation as Ireland’s No1 local radio stationWe all support Shaun in his decision and wish him all the best in the next chapter of his career; there is always a place for him in Highland Radio.Informing his listeners of his decision this morning, Shaun said: “It is time for me to look for fresh challenges in my life, new opportunities. I will be leaving on July 14th which is two weeks this Friday. So, I wanted you as my loyal listeners to know that before you get to hear about it anywhere else.”Highland Radio looks forward to continuing to provide the very best service to our listeners, so stay tuned for some very exciting announcements in the near future! Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic DL Debate – 24/05/21 Pinterest Nine til Noon Show – Listen back to Monday’s Programmelast_img read more

#LivingWhileBlack raises awareness of racial profiling in the wake of high-profile incidents

first_imgiStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — #LivingWhileBlack is the latest hashtag to raise awareness of racial profiling incidents that have spawned headlines and even outrage on social media.The hashtag, though not new, has grown in popularity on Twitter recently after a Yale graduate student, Lolade Siyonbola, shared a video of her interaction with campus police. She was allegedly racially profiled by a white student who initially called the police.Four officers responded to the incident after Siyonbola had fallen asleep in a common room inside the dorm, demanded her campus identification and even opened her dorm room to prove she lived there.“I deserve to be here. I pay tuition like everybody else,” Siyonbola, 34, told police when questioned. “I’m not going to justify my existence here.”The same white student had called campus police on another black student, Jean-Louis Reneson, back in March, calling him, he told ABC News, an “intruder” and telling him, “You need to leave.”Lynn Cooley, Yale’s dean of graduate school of arts and sciences, said in an email to students Tuesday that “incidents like that of last night remind us of the continued work needed to make Yale a truly inclusive place.”The incident at Yale comes just days after a group of black Airbnb renters in Southern California said they planned to sue the Rialto Police Department over how officers responded to a 911 caller reporting a burglary at their rental location.A similar situation unfolded in downtown Philadelphia last month involving two black men at a Starbucks, where a white manager called police on them because they hadn’t purchased anything.Many on Twitter have taken to including the hashtag, #LivingWhileBlack, while recounting their own experiences of racial profiling.One user wrote that when she was 18 years old, she was helping her dad “put up a shed in the back yard” when a “white lady calls the cops” because it “‘wasn’t allowed’ in the neighborhood. (That was BS) (SHE had a shed).”Another online commentator wrote that “when I was in college I went into the small very affluent and very white town to try and get some quality groceries and 15 minutes into my grocery shopping an employee started searching my backpack accusing me of stealing.”A third Twitter user recalled an incident that happened when she was “staying in a hotel in NYC.” She wrote that she “went to get food & returned with my keycard in my purse. Walks in the lobby, & is stopped by a cop bcuz ‘this hotel is expensive & I don’t look like I can afford to stay here.’ Got escorted to my room & had my bags verified.”Former Dallas police chief David Brown, who retired in 2016, told ABC News that although the hashtag is helping raise awareness, it doesn’t go far enough.“I think using a hashtag — and this whole idea of spreading awareness — has made us aware,” Brown, who is an ABC News contributor, said. “I don’t know that until that awareness prompts political activism that we will see significant change in all of these very complex areas that have racial overtones.”Brown, who’s now a managing director at New York security consulting firm, added, “Awareness alone is not enough in my opinion. You have to prompt the local democracy to change its police departments. You have to insist on implicit bias training and hold officers accountable. Democracy makes changes.” Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

New charges filed against Harvey Weinstein

first_imgKevin Hagen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. announced Monday that new charges have been filed against disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein.A grand jury has charged Weinstein with an additional count of criminal sexual act in the first degree for a forcible sexual act against a third woman in 2006 as well as two counts of predatory sexual assault, a felony that carries a minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reservedlast_img