Removal of Father Serra Statues & Name Change of Schools

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Robert Peña
1 week ago
In solidarity with my native heritage

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Robyne Dy
Aug 19, 2020
I’m Chumash and my people have been wronged for way too long. We should no longer celebrate Serra or the missions.

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Bridget Escalera
Aug 12, 2020
My ancestors were forced to work the missions as well. Mission Soledad. I've learned the true story of Father Sierra and feel he does not deserve this or any honor.

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Janece McClain
Jul 20, 2020
I grew up in Ventura and still have family there. This statue is far more etched in the hearts and minds of those who have childhood memories of it and would heartbroken to see it go... than it is disturbing to anyone because of its emotional effect on them. The devaluation to the ambiance and the lids of tourist site value is a financial and cultural loss because you would be removing a tourist spot where people visit. This is devaluing your tourist supported city.. A costly mistake like removing the mission or other tourist spots like the cross. Don’t give in or your other sites will be next.

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Rachel Montañez
Jul 19, 2020
Idolization of a person who did horrific acts should be removed. Removal is a minor retribution for all those victims. It would only be fitting to have a NATIVE American to stand in its place, especially one from Chumash Land.

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Chuy Caracoles
Jul 17, 2020
A statue of Junipero Serra on stolen Chumash Land is an insult to an injury that still hasn’t healed. A statue of an enslaver won’t teach our children the history of the Indigenous People. Take them all down! AND CHANGE THE NAME NOW.

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Lisa Devine
Jul 16, 2020
I am a Catholic who works and goes to church in Ventura and find this statue offensive and a symbol of trauma, terror and oppression.

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Aurora Meadows
Jul 15, 2020
love supporting this and #ChumashTerritory

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david steel
Jul 15, 2020
oppression is wrong. give the power back to indigenous people.

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clarissa rodriguez
Jul 15, 2020
fuck racists