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Peace and Justice Commission Passes Unanimous Resolution Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of People's Park

Carol Denney
Thursday April 11, 2019 - 08:32:00 PM

The Peace and Justice Commission unanimously passed a resolution commemorating the 50th Anniversary of People's Park at its Monday, April 8th, 2019, meeting in City Hall's Cypress room. The resolution from Commissioners Igor Tregub and Denny Han is extensive, honoring People's Parks origins, history, founders, and values, describing it as "significant" and noting that, "the founding ideals of the Park remain critically important today." 

The item's discussion was thoughtful, incorporating many suggestions from members of the public in attendance to create a comprehensive overview of People's Park's important place in a larger historic trajectory of significant movements, including human rights, free speech, and the power of community. The resolution will subsequently be sent to the Berkeley City Council.