Citizens' group looks to revive Vallejo's popular Unity Day event

Full story: Vallejo Times-Herald

It was like losing a child. "When you're working on something, then it's over -- that's your baby," Askari Sowonde said of her feeling of dismay when Unity Day was canceled.
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Bigots abound

Fargo, ND

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#1
Apr 25, 2010
 
Vallejo Together? Can anyone from this group speak to acceptance of all Vallejo citizens... ALL! I have a feeling Vallejo Together is co opted by Vallejo's relgious fringe and is not where this community needs to go..
Please say I am wrong on this.. I really want this kind of group to work in Vallejo, but as long as certain groups (bhudist, muslim, glbt, etc) are tolerated and not truly accepted, we as a community are truly lost.
yuright

Richmond, CA

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#2
Apr 25, 2010
 
Absolutely on target !
take a look

Los Altos, CA

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#3
Apr 25, 2010
 
Diversity is a wedge created by politicians and community organizers to force people to fight each other for their own tax money, divide and conquer.
If you give money or show up to these events you show support for the entitlement classes to continue to suck the system dry. Enough, we are taxed enough already.
Jojo

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#5
Apr 25, 2010
 
Unity Day? What is this code for? Obviously another Liberal agenda to make folks believe that all are involved, happily coming together, while being back stabbed.
Jojo

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#6
Apr 25, 2010
 
Ps ...and the idiots follow, usually under the PC cloud. Foolish anymore! It feels good, but in fact does nothing. Patterns already exist!
Native Vallejoan

Benicia, CA

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#7
Apr 25, 2010
 
Two people walking across America! Walk Forrest Walk!!
Wanglow

Vallejo, CA

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#8
Apr 25, 2010
 
"My concern is to how to get the funding"........guess that says it all. ALL these con-artists like this Cooley character think about is how to steal more of OUR tax dollars; a travesty and injustice to use the tragedys Vallejo has experienced as a vehicle to line their own pockets. "Unity Day" my aching A S S, try that BS on those loiterers stinking up our town.
Former REZ

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#9
Apr 25, 2010
 
As usual nothing good to say about people trying to do something positive. And I'd bet good money that all of the above people don't participate or organize anything but get on here and pick apart anyone that does.

As you much as people like the above hate Vallejo politics attitudes like this is why Vallejo is the way it is - stagnate and stale!
Great Memories

Vallejo, CA

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#10
Apr 25, 2010
 
Don't let the disgruntle few put a damper on the memory of Unity Day. Each and every group was welcome to participate. The City employees, the neighborhood associations and service groups, the cultural dance groups, the religious community, our various historical groups, kids, seniors, the business community, everyone, came together to celebrate Vallejo. This was only a few years ago. This was what made our city so wonderful. The people all wanted to enjoy what is good about Vallejo. The people are still here. The only thing that is holding us back is us. Vallejo is a great town. We can ignore the angry bitter souls and move on. We have great people here and we just need to get together and put it together again. Viva Vallejo!
Unity

Vallejo, CA

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#11
Apr 25, 2010
 
I just hope Unity is true Unity. Osby Davis and his churchgoing homophobes must stop labeling LGBTs as "sinners going to Hell" (first of all, its their selective interpretation of the Bible, second of all "judge lest ye be judged"!).

If Unity isn't true Unity, its a failure. The violence mentioned in this article didn't include Osby's violent and hate-filled comments (he used the word HATE)
Great memories

Vallejo, CA

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#12
Apr 25, 2010
 
See, there you go. Unity was a community joining. There was a Rainbow Village even back then. It was not about the Mayor or any politician. It never was. It was about the people and the jewel of a city we have. I remember there were bus and walking tours of our historical neighborhoods and buildings. There were things that everyone could enjoy. Good food and free activities for the children. Art projects and displays from our City's artists. Not a single problem, year after year. Basketball for teens, skate ramps, (I still shudder when I think about watching the kids going down them on skate boards) Hey, I'm a mother so give me a break. I remember the home grown Confunkshun (sp) walking through the park playing their music up to the stage. Yeah, Vallejo has great people who only wanted to come out and enjoy what made Vallejo great. We are a great town that will survive and continue to be great.
VallejoRob

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#13
Apr 26, 2010
 
I couldn't get past the first line.

"It was like losing a child."

Really? So losing a child must not be that bad, I guess. That's a relief.
ellieMay

Novato, CA

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#14
Apr 26, 2010
 
VallejoRob wrote:
I couldn't get past the first line.
"It was like losing a child."
Really? So losing a child must not be that bad, I guess. That's a relief.
I agree. It was a stupid metaphore. To compare an absent of an event to losing a child is an over-statement. Most people do not bounce back after the loss of child.
I was there

Vallejo, CA

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#15
Apr 28, 2010
 
If you did not participate or attend, please refrain from making negative comments. It serves no purpose. Thank you.
SpeakEZ

Novato, CA

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#16
Apr 28, 2010
 
I was there wrote:
If you did not participate or attend, please refrain from making negative comments. It serves no purpose. Thank you.
Yes, mother.
Irish Mike

AOL

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#17
Apr 28, 2010
 
if this includes sam kurshan then i and almost all of vallejo, is against it

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