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“A place to call home”: City approves 12 initiatives for diversity, equity and inclusion

At a San Luis Obispo City Council meeting on Jan. 12, public commenter Marshall James recalled Martin Luther King Jr.’s words that a beloved community is where dignity, respect and equal opportunity are provided. When the city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Task Force leaders urged the council to accept 12 recommendations, James said, “I’m […]

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LIVE UPDATES: Protest in support of four Black Lives Matter activists before they appear in court

Update 11:00 a.m. The rally ended peacefully. Update 10:56 a.m. “For the DA’s office to add three Black men to this case is racist bullshit,” Tianna Arata said. Arata asked everyone to stick together, support one another and vote the general election. “We are fighting anti-Blackness at the root, and liberating Black people liberates all […]

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The city’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force responds to Amman Asfaw’s charges

The City of San Luis Obispo’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Task Force released a statement on Oct. 19 following the charges against their recently elected Chair Amman Asfaw.  Asfaw is one of the eight protesters charged for the July 21 Black Lives Matter protest.  The protest blocked both directions of traffic on highway 101 when […]