Remove the Junipero Serra statue from Mission Santa Ines

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Remove the Junipero Serra statue from Mission Santa Ines

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Maurissa Vigil started this petition to Bishop Robert E. Barron & the Old Mission Santa Inés Pastoral Team

Mission Santa Ynes in Solvang, ca currently has a statue of Junipero Serra a man who spent the majority of his life kidnapping, enslaving and stripping away the culture of indigenous peoples.  

Throughout his life he spread pain, misery and disease to the point where it has been discovered that more indigenous people died under him than were born. 

We as a community need to say we acknowledge this little known history and not pay homage to this man causing further confusion and pain. We want the statue removed as keeping it standing shows reverence and respect for someone who murdered and enslaved so many. 

 

Source:

https://www.kqed.org/news/11826151/how-do-we-heal-toppling-the-myth-of-junipero-serra

 

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