Day: October 23, 2017

Jamestown, NY church dedicates newly renovated undercroft for community use

Jamestown, NY church dedicates newly renovated undercroft for community use

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Jamestown, NY, dedicated their newly remodeled undercroft yesterday with a service and reception. The renovation was done with the intent to make the space more inviting and pleasant for community use. “Often groups use a church basement and it feels like a basement, but our goal was to create a community […]

Protests against the dismantling of DACA

Protests against the dismantling of DACA

In Woodstock, Illinois, a prayer vigil was held on Sunday. It was to protest the dismantling of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by the Trump administration, and local detention of immigrants based solely on their immigration status, which violates the Trust Act. The Trust Act is an Illinois law that bans the arrest […]

Gainesville commemorates African Americans buried in previously unmarked graves

Gainesville commemorates African Americans buried in previously unmarked graves

In the segregated cemetery in Alta Vista, GA, lie 1,146 African Americans in unmarked graves. Although there is little to no information about the people buried there, the bodies are thought to date from the 1870s to the 1950s. Alta Vista was desegregated in the 1960s. While friends and families marked some graves with piles […]