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Fourth of July, 2022 — mixed messages
In addition to the traditional reds, whites and blues, the village’s annual Fourth of July celebrations took on several other hues this year: anger and sadness swirled and clashed with jubilation to color the festivities.
Source documents on local anti-racist action
Read the documents referenced in the August 13 YS News story, “Demonstrators, Village at odds.”
‘Empower Black Women’ — Hear speeches from weekend rally
On Saturday, July 11, villagers met for the seventh weekend in an ongoing demonstration against racism and police brutality. Listen to speakers from the demonstration, which bore the theme “Empower Black Women.”
Solidarity on Stonewall anniversary
What happened at Stonewall in NYC 1969, was a riot against the police. It wasn’t in answer to just a few homophobic police officers targeting our social havens in one city. This was a manifestation of our rage against the socially, politically, legally sanctioned nationwide assault on our culture.
YSPD, Yellow Springs Schools issue statements on recent police killings
This week, Yellow Springs Police Chief Brian Carlson and Yellow Springs Schools Superintendent Terri Holden released statements addressing the recent death of George Floyd at the hands of police in Minneapolis, and the ongoing issues of police brutality against people of color in the country.
Signs of the times
About 50 YSHS students walked out of class on Friday afternoon to join in the worldwide Climate Strike, a series of youth-led rallies in advance of the UN Climate Action Summit on Monday, Sept. 23.
John Crawford III memorial — Turnout, resolve at 5th anniversary
John Crawford III is not forgotten. That was the main message Monday evening at a memorial along Pentagon Boulevard, outside the Walmart where Crawford, a 22-year-old black man, was shot and killed by a white Beavercreek police officer five years ago.
No cages, no walls
Around 60 protesters gathered near the office of Congressman Mike Turner (R-Dayton), on Tuesday, July 2, as part of a nationwide protest at 184 locations to demand action on the inhumane treatment of immigrants.
A place of peace
Longtime villager, Quaker and former Yellow Springs News co-owner Peg Champney stands at the corner of Livermore Street and Xenia Avenue, part of an ongoing peace protest.
Village Council — Meister supporters speak out
Village Council’s Monday, Jan. 22, meeting was standing room only as more than 50 villagers pressed into Council chambers. Many had come to voice their support for Officer David Meister.