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I Trust Daraka & The Survivors

High profile scandals involving sexual harassment, sexual assault, and bullying abuses of power invite criticisms of all kinds. Nearly six years ago, I began more publicly finding my voice to stand up for women who were sexually harassed by then-Mayor … Continue reading

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We Will Not Be Quiet

I was feeling anything but safe, but I was sitting at the kid’s table at my Mom’s church with my daughters, using watercolors on construction paper, painting the word “SAFE.” My cell phone started receiving text messages from my boss, … Continue reading

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Survivors are NOT Lori Saldaña’s Political Pawns

Here are people who have come forward with claims of sexual harassment against local, powerful men Lori Saldaña has not supported: All the women who publicly accused Bob Filner of sexual harassment, plus Todd Bosnich, Justin Harper, Isabel Vasquez, and … Continue reading

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Original post: By Carol Kim and Alexis Olbrei The #MeToo movement marches forward in San Diego with this weekend’s “we will not be quiet” action at the 38th annual Roosevelt Dinner, which is the San Diego County Democratic Party’s major gala and awards event. … Continue reading

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Swords into Ploughshares

It can feel gratifying to fight. To win a protracted debate, point by point. But this can quickly become counterproductive if we’re not careful. Loving our enemies, as I was reminded by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s sermon, does not … Continue reading

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Hurting People Hurt…

If “hurting people hurt people,” and the people they hurt react in ways that cause further injury in return, is that some kind of karmic cycle of deserved pain? Is it possible for one person to disappoint and wound another … Continue reading

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Love, Power, and Justice for Children

My junior year of college I took the most collegiate class ever, at my Christian university, from Dr. Leffel. It combined principles of Nazarene (Wesleyan) theology and psychology, and included challenging deep texts and high-level conversation. I loved it. But … Continue reading

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