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Barbara Lee Holds "Night of Healing" Vigil
by Leon Kunstenaar
Wednesday Aug 14th, 2019 11:44 AM
Native American chant and powerful speeches in Oakland's Frank Ogawa Plaza

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On a mild Tuesday evening, Rep. Barbara Lee and local leaders led a defiant response to recent terrorist attacks.

Speakers included Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, Oakland City Councilmember Lynette Elhaney, Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo, Alicia Garza, co-founder of Black Lives Matter,
and Liz Ortega, Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the Alameda Labor Council.

The point that our nation exists on stolen land was made and is, in fact, appearing more often as protests continue.

A freedom song, the parent of a gun victim, a person whose parents were deported made the country's spiral into more blatant racism, led by Trump, very real.

Barbara Lee, as usual, spoke to great applause.
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