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Jail Justice Rally – May 24, 2022

Join our Justice and Witness, Faith in Action/ICJJ team in supporting this action:



We demand:

1. An independent investigation into the death of Leonard Brown and everyone who has died in the jail over the last two years.

2. That family members be informed within 24 hours of the deaths of their loved ones, and the public is notified immediately thereafter.

3. That the Sheriff publicly discloses deaths that took place after a transfer or in a hospital if the incident or condition began in the jail,

4. That Alameda County establishes an independent coroner separate from the Sheriff’s office.

5. That the family of a detainee be notified when their loved one is in the medical ward of the jail or hospitalized outside the jail.

6. That every person booked into the jail be assessed at intake by a clinician for suicidal ideation, drug or alcohol addiction, and other medical conditions.

7. That the Board of Supervisors implements Sheriff oversight.

8. That the number of people with serious mental illness (SMI) in Santa Rita Jail be reduced to ZERO by 2026.

9. That the County budget prioritizes upstream solutions and adequately funds both hospitalization and treatment in the community.

10. That the Board of Supervisors creates an independent ombudsperson for detainees and family members of the incarcerated.

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SCC Holy Week 2022

Good Friday 7 Last Words with East Bay UCCs (April 15, 7 pm): Seven Bay Area UCCs, including Skyline, City of Refuge UCC, and Sycamore UCC (historically Japanese) will gather at First Church in Berkeley, and by livestream to remember the 7 last phrases spoken by Jesus as he went to his death. We will have a variety of music from our churches as well as 7 very short homilies from preachers around the Bay, including Pastor Laurie. Several Skyline choir members will join a pickup choir at the service. Here is the link to the live stream:

Holy Saturday Labyrinth Walking (April 16, 5-7 pm): The labyrinth will be open from 5-7 pm for labyrinth walking. Come anytime, and stay as long, or as short, as you like. Walk off some feelings, walk through big questions and intentions, walk with Mary Magdalene and the other women as they head to the tomb, facing death head on.

Easter Sunrise Silent Vigil (April 17, 6 – 8 am): The sanctuary and labyrinth will be open at 6 am for a time of silence and meditation, to greet the Easter sun! Bring your own drinks and food to share afterwards. All ages encouraged.

Easter Resurrection Day Celebration (April 17, 10 am):
Easter worship, great preaching and music. After worship, bring some food and drink to share!

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