June 19th, 2019 General Meeting
"It is estimated that the United States alone benefited from a total of 222,505,049 hours of forced labor between 1619 and the abolition of slavery in 1865. Valued at the US minimum wage, with a modest rate of interest, that is worth $97 trillion today."
-Jason Hickel, "The Divide: Global Inequality from Conquest to free Markets"
June 19 is “Juneteenth,” a holiday commemorating the re-enforcement to end the practice of slavery in Texas in 1865. It is SOCDC's honor to host Rev. William Summerville speaking about Slavery Reparations on Juneteenth. “Reparations” is introduced as the idea that compensation should be given to the descendants of slaves. Rev. Summerville will discuss the history of Juneteenth and provide policy suggestions that assist in healing systemic racism. He will explain Reparations and offer concrete ideas for a comprehensive Reparations platform. William will also expose the negative effects that white supremacy has on all people.
Rev. William Moses Summerville is dynamic community advocate, a pastor, and a doctoral student. He holds a Master of Divinity degree and is pursuing his doctoral degree in Religion and Society. He has served as a delegate to the California Democratic Party and focuses on voter education, accessibility, and turnout. In addition to leading his congregation at Kingdom Come Community Church of Costa Mesa, Rev. Summerville serves as a Hospice Chaplain.
Marie Callender's Restaurant
31791 Del Obispo
San Juan Capistrano, 92675
Dinner - 5:30p-6:15p
Meeting - 6:15p-8:00p
Saturday, June 15th
Centennial Park, Santa Ana
March For Our Lives California will be hosting a Week of Action to inspire and galvanize the youth and communities across the state with the purpose of recruiting more youth and attention to the growing movement. The program will promote the work of the OC chapters, and feature musicians, local politicians and other art performances. We will also be selling Merch For Our Lives to help fundraise for our upcoming actions in the summer.
As economic inequality in Orange County continues to grow, with wage stagnation, skyrocketing rent, and the ever increasing cost of basic necessities like food, water, and healthcare, the housing and homeless crisis has become so visible that it can no longer be swept under the rug with regressive city ordinances and re-location efforts. Please join the Canyon Democrats on Tuesday, June 25th for a presentation by Orange County United Way, Homelessness 101.
This informative session will answer some of the most frequently asked questions about this issue.
What causes people to become homeless?
What is the current state of homelessness in Orange County?
How can homelessness be solved?
Tuesday, June 25th from 6:30-9:30 pm
Norman Murray Community & Senior Center