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Spirit of Love, Show of Strength at Rally Opposing Violence Against Asians
by Hundreds Line the El Camino Real in Redwood City
Saturday Apr 3rd, 2021 2:47 AM
Spirit of love, show of strength, and commitment to resistance in the air and on placards in the Silicon Valley community of Redwood City--the date was March 27, eleven days after hate crime mass shooting in Atlanta.
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Photos by Bruce Lescher, ProBonoPhoto.org. Please credit the photographer.

Corrie Peñafort and her family of six organized an event to support human and equal rights, and to call for a Stop to Violence against Asian-Americans on March 27. Peñafort who came to the U.S. from the Philippines 35 years ago said, "I've been in the U.S. longer than I lived in the Philippines... It's not fair that Asian-Americans should be treated unjustly."

At an impromptu open mic set up for anyone who cared to address the crowd, a state senator, a vice-mayor and a council member stepped up to speak, as did organizers of local groups working for racial equality like @RedwoodCity2020. Students from UC Berkeley and other schools and colleges shared their experiences. Blacks, lantinx, Asians, whites, and people who identify as other ethnicities or mixed race stood side by side masked up along the El Camino Real. The long line of placard bearers curved onto the cross street of Jefferson Ave at this very busy Redwood City intersection.

§All along the ECR
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§Fun fashion
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§Makes a handy sign
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A deconstructed flat box has holes for hands
§Hate is a Virus...Don't Let it Divide Us
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Placard, third from right. The slogan on this sign became a chant.
§Don't hurt my Ning-ning and apo (grandparents)
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§Around the corner and along Jefferson Ave
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§A Monarch Butterfly
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Symbol of transformation made an appearance. The butterfly also spoke at the open mic.
§Open mic
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Vice-mayor of Redwood City flanked by two Raging Grannies
§4 Raging Grannies
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Aprons hidden behind their large placards!
§Granny A out in front
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§On a riser
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§Across the street overflow group with messages...
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§Say their names!
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Names of some of the victims of the Atlanta shooting at Asian owned spas of March 16
§Hug for Dad
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§Family
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§Stop Sign
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§Stop the Hate
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§lots of folks
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