UUs gather in Phoenix for Justice General Assembly
There was plenty of media coverage of this year’s Justice GA in Phoenix, Ariz. Publications, both in America and abroad, picked up an AP story about Saturday’s candlelight vigil protest of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s Tent City Jail, an event organized by the UUA and partner group Puente Arizona.
Several local news stations were tracking the lead-up to the event. AZFamily reported on Arpaio’s decision to close the jail to personal visitors on the day of the demonstration and reported again on the afternoon of the event. (AZFamily – 6.22.12, 6.23.12)
Indian Country Today Media Network has a video from the event, and a CBS News video shows the protest and a tour of the jail from earlier in the evening. (Read UU World news editor Michelle Bates Deakin’s coverage of the jail tour.) (ICTMN – 6.25.12, KPHO Phoenix – 6.23.12)
“Arpaio defends county’s Tent City jail” (UPI – 6.24.12)
“Hundreds protest US sheriff’s tent city jail” (Business Recorder – 6.25.12)
“Several thousand protest Arpaio’s Tent City” (ABC News- 6.24.12)
Emily Gersema reported on the General Assembly’s decision to hold the annual meeting in Phoenix despite protesting the state’s harsh anti-illegal immigration law, SB 1070. (Tucson Citizen – 6.24.12)
Read more about General Assembly news and events on UU World‘s GA blog.
Other UUs in the media this week:
Maureen Ferrara Higle, who plays piano every Sunday at the UU Society in Stamford, Conn., talks about living with the autoimmune disease Scleroderma. (Stamford Advocate – 6.22.12)
As it celebrates its second anniversary, the UU Fellowship of Lake Norman, N.C., will also begin meeting weekly rather than every other week. (Charlotte Observer – 6.22.12)
Bruce Knotts, director of the UUA’s United Nations office, wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal in support of the International Criminal Court. (WSJ – 6.18.12)