Ray Garrido, Board Director of the Kitsap Immigrant Assistance Center – Immigration Legal Services program, spoke to us about the status of immigration in Kitsap County, including the impact of President Obama's new immigration program. Ray's organization helps immigrants wade through the complex path to citizenship, from being undocumented to gaining a temporary Social Security card, then ultimately a green card and citizenship. You can check out his web site here and listen to his talk and the Q&A below.
Tim Battin, JoAnn Brixie and Amy Wilkerson reading the poem shown behind them (audio below)
Having lived in Birmington, AL, during high school, Joan Tornow described for us what "the most segregated city in the country" was like during the early 1960's. Following a review of the events of the 60's and early 70's, Joan switched to the present to describe the current state of civil rights under our first African-American president. You can read her talk here or listen to it by clicking below.
Near the end of the service we celebrated four new members who signed the Book of Members and received a plaque of the Seven Principles of Unitarian Universalism.
New members Tim Battin, Meg Davis, Linda Merriam, and Amy Wilkerson