Families belong together

5000+ people took part yesterday (June 23) in downtown San Diego’s rally and march with the theme Families Belong Together,* which kicked off a week of protests that will culminate in nationwide protests on Saturday, June 30th, in support of the basic human right of children and parents to be together (See New York Times article, “Taking Migrant Children From Parents Is Illegal, U.N. Tells U.S.“).

Larry has been busy making pennants, flags and posters for this and future events (Click on the images to see them enlarged).

Our adventure began with taking the trolley and continued with becoming immersed in a very moving and powerful rally and march.

(See Aztec Cleansing ritual*)

See and hear the sights and sounds of this rally and march as recorded by the KUSI News video, “Thousands participate in Families Belong Together protest in downtown San Diego.”

Additional local news coverage:

CBS News 8, “Downtown march to ICE office.”

10 News, “Thousands of demonstrators rally against President Trump’s immigration policies.”

And this was just a warm-up for participating in the nationwide Families Belong Together event to be held locally at the Waterfront Park (San Diego County Administration Center) next Saturday, June 30th!

Encore: Danza Azteca* and Aztec Performance – Idle No More – Sacramento*

*This is a link to a YouTube video.


About Bill D.

Bill is a retired RN who has enjoyed working as a docent in a well-known historic house museum, and now is a proud volunteer in San Diego's newest state-of-the-art hospital, Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. He enjoys reading, writing, and meditating, especially about mindfulness as discussed by Zen master, spiritual leader, and author Thich Nhat Hanh. (Photo credit: Jokie Tolentino)
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2 Responses to Families belong together

  1. Teresa says:

    Wonderful William! thank you for sharing the post! I admire you guys!


    • Bill D. says:

      Thank you so much, Teresa, for your nice comments. I’m a bit surprised that I haven’t received comments from our other friends and families, but some who I have talked to at work mention that they try to avoid following the news because it is so stressful.

      We are now getting ready for participating in the nationwide “Families Belong Together” protest rally, which will be held locally at Waterfront Park, Saturday, June 30th.


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