Hannah Petrie: Boys and girls, do not try this at home – unless you know what you’re getting yourself into when you submit to a period of de-tox. Yes, you lose weight and cellulite (it’s not why I did it but nice perks), and you also take on epic brain-fog.
Hannah Petrie: Affordable housing is so unsexy there isn’t even a catchy phrase for what I’m trying to describe, but here’s an attempt: Land development for affordable housing. Too bad I can’t throw a bikini on that.
Hannah Petrie: To view our dads as they are, as flawed human beings, frees us from illusion, and in seeing them as whole people, we have a better chance at coming into our own wholeness.
Hannah Petrie: We now have a “faithful 8” of trainees, a diverse group of community members including the Walkers (and their daughter Nicole) who will soon be able to facilitate inter-generational councils in our community, welcoming anyone ten years and older affected by gang affiliation.
Rev. Hannah Petrie: In the era of “Black Lives Matter” it’s time to expand that vision to the lives lost via gang affiliation, which claims 3 to 5,000 lives per year in the United States.
Rev. Hannah Petrie: Ever since I was a kid I was drawn to Africa, but it was more than the romantic imagination stoked by watching Out of Africa. There was also an unconscious longing to reconcile the past, which I only became conscious of later in life.
peakers will address wrongful detention, deplorable conditions and the pervasive use of solitary confinement as well as the upcoming $45 million expansion of the Adelanto Detention Center.
Rev. Hannah Petrie: The Obama administration’s order to review deportation procedures must be bolstered by our own response as tax-paying citizens and fellow human beings to demand that such fascist and un-American policies be amended immediately.