Unity Rally

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Former Mayor Bruce Botelho is given the thumbs up to start a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Heather Hardcastle holds a diversity sign while attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Juneau Police Chief Ed Mercer speaks during a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Susan Clark speaks during a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Deacon Charles Rohrbacher speaks during a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Sol Neely, Associate Professor of English Arts and Sciences at UAS, speaks during a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Hundrends attend a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

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Sherry Patterson sings “Amazing Grace” during a Unity Rally against recent racial violence in Charlottesville at Marine Park on Sunday, August 27, 2017. The Woosh.ji.enn Dance Group started and ended the event which included many local speakers.

by: Michael Penn | Juneau Empire

Description

Community members in Juneau — at times the crowd swelled to 200 or more — attended Sunday’s “Stand in Solidarity with Charlottesville” rally at Marine Park. Leaders from the Alaska Native community, Jewish, Catholic, Mormon and Christian faiths, the Juneau Police Department, the City and Borough of Juneau, the University of Alaska Southeast and labor leaders all spoke at the rally.

Far from the epicenter of the attacks, Juneauites still felt its aftershocks.

“Let us remember that we do not stand for love, if we do not stand against hate,” said Alaska State Writer Laureate Ernestine Hayes during her remarks. “This is where I stand: I stand with Charlottesville. I stand against white supremacy.”

Read more here: http://juneauempire.com/local/news/2017-08-27/juneau-ralliers-respond-charlottesville

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