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Past and current news and events having to do with justice and service.

Trans March!

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As part of the celebration of Pride Month, First Church members will be attending the Trans March on Friday, June 23.

Meet Sonny Graves at 3:30 pm or Emma Savo at 5:30 pm outside the BART Station at 16th & Mission in San Francisco (meet kitty corner to the Walgreens). There will be a picnic from 3-6 pm in Dolores Park, and we will be sitting near the playground. Bring something to share!

Imprisoned Japanese Americans Revisit First Church

Last Wednesday, April 26, 2017, on the day of the ceremony of remembrance at First Church to commemorate the mass removal and imprisonment of Japanese Americans in 1942, a bus arrived at the church bringing 32 Japanese Americans home from a pilgrimage to the Topaz concentration camp in Utah.

Among them were 15 who had been imprisoned at Topaz as children or teenagers, including four who were taken away from Berkeley on a bus that left our church 75 years ago, almost to the day.

Commemoration of the Imprisonment of Japanese Americans During World War II

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On February 19, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 during World War II. During the last week in April 1942, 75 years ago this year, Berkeley residents, students, faculty and staff were among the 120,000 Americans of Japanese descent who rounded up and imprisoned in remote locations throughout the country.

Rebuilding Together May 2017

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Rebuilding Together is now on May 6.

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What does springtime mean to you? Flowers? Pollen? Cleaning? Home improvements? Hammering and sawing?

Rebuilding Together with your t-shirted friends from FCCB?

In the immortal words of the Builder of Avon:
In springtime, the only garden-ing time,
When birds do sing, hey ding a ding, ding;
Re-builders love the spring!