Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Meanwhile at OCC and Irvine...

Orange Coast College student Karina Mendoza’s Black History Month artwork lists 18 people killed by police and the words “Promise that you will sing about me” at the top. A multicolored flag at the bottom signifies the LGBT community, beside the words “#SayTheirName” and “BlackLivesMatter.” (Karina Mendoza)
From the Los Angeles Times:

Black History Month artwork torn down at Orange Coast College; investigation launched
Mendoza's project was among many art pieces submitted by students and community members to commemorate Black History Month. Mendoza collaborated on the exhibit with other students and OCC's Student Equity Program, which says it seeks to guarantee "fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all students ... regardless of background."
"It's really upsetting and it bothers me that people can't be respectful," Mendoza said. "Obviously my artwork still needs to be up."

Jewish centers in Irvine, Los Angeles among latest targets in new round of bomb threats

In Irvine, about 1,000 people were evacuated from the Merage Jewish Community Center about 4:40 p.m. Monday when a bomb threat was called into the center, according to the Irvine Police Department. No one was injured during the incident.
Orange County Sheriff’s Department bomb-sniffing dogs searched the buildings and a parking lot, at 1 Federation Way, and “nothing suspicious was located,” police said in a statement.

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