1 00:00:00,000 --> 00:00:08,010 2 00:00:08,010 --> 00:00:10,150 SPEAKER: Right now I have the honor of introducing two of 3 00:00:10,150 --> 00:00:13,157 the most inspirational people in my life and in the life of 4 00:00:13,157 --> 00:00:16,880 many here in Arizona and all across the nation. 5 00:00:16,880 --> 00:00:19,700 I present to you Carlos Garcia from Puente and 6 00:00:19,700 --> 00:00:30,060 Reverend Susan Frederick. 7 00:00:30,060 --> 00:00:32,229 REVEREND FREDERICK: You all look beautiful! 8 00:00:32,229 --> 00:00:37,950 Welcome to Phoenix! 9 00:00:37,950 --> 00:00:39,070 I just got back-- 10 00:00:39,070 --> 00:00:44,080 I just went on a tour through Tent City with Sheriff Arpaio. 11 00:00:44,080 --> 00:00:49,180 And I can't tell you how much better it feels to be out here 12 00:00:49,180 --> 00:00:50,946 with all of you, and all your candles. 13 00:00:50,946 --> 00:00:51,918 Put 'em up! 14 00:00:51,918 --> 00:00:52,404 It looks so-- 15 00:00:52,404 --> 00:00:58,250 Ahhh! 16 00:00:58,250 --> 00:01:01,660 Here in Arizona, this culture of cruelty that's been going 17 00:01:01,660 --> 00:01:05,000 on for 20 years at Tent City has been the breeding ground 18 00:01:05,000 --> 00:01:07,740 that's allowed 1070 to happen, and a. 19 00:01:07,740 --> 00:01:10,460 Culture of cruelty aimed at neighbors, aimed at 20 00:01:10,460 --> 00:01:12,480 communities, aimed at families. 21 00:01:12,480 --> 00:01:16,930 And only love has the power to overcome that fear, and to 22 00:01:16,930 --> 00:01:19,800 overcome that cruelty. 23 00:01:19,800 --> 00:01:21,670 And we are standing on the side of love. 24 00:01:21,670 --> 00:01:23,440 We are living in the circle of love. 25 00:01:23,440 --> 00:01:26,820 And we are going to push that boulder up that mountain. 26 00:01:26,820 --> 00:01:29,580 And we are going to create a new day for Arizona, a new day 27 00:01:29,580 --> 00:01:36,760 for the United States. 28 00:01:36,760 --> 00:01:37,190 GARCIA: Buenos noches. 29 00:01:37,190 --> 00:01:39,000 [INAUDIBLE] good night everyone. 30 00:01:39,000 --> 00:01:40,900 CROWD: Buenos noches! 31 00:01:40,900 --> 00:01:43,040 GARCIA: This is beautiful to see. 32 00:01:43,040 --> 00:01:47,440 For 20 years now, suffering's been happening about 33 00:01:47,440 --> 00:01:48,635 100 yards from here. 34 00:01:48,635 --> 00:01:51,042 And there's still suffering going on today. 35 00:01:51,042 --> 00:01:54,020 But the sacrifice you're making, the sacrifice 36 00:01:54,020 --> 00:01:54,870 of being out here-- 37 00:01:54,870 --> 00:01:57,720 I know it's hot, I know it's taking a lot. 38 00:01:57,720 --> 00:02:00,600 A lot of you come from different places, how to meet 39 00:02:00,600 --> 00:02:02,075 expenses, leave family to come here-- 40 00:02:02,075 --> 00:02:04,340 that's just a little bit of what our communities go 41 00:02:04,340 --> 00:02:05,545 through everyday. 42 00:02:05,545 --> 00:02:07,470 So thank you for being here. 43 00:02:07,470 --> 00:02:10,840 [MICROPHONE FEEDBACK] 44 00:02:10,840 --> 00:02:12,755 GARCIA: From the bottom of our hearts, our 45 00:02:12,755 --> 00:02:14,070 community thanks you. 46 00:02:14,070 --> 00:02:16,050 And this makes all the difference in the world. 47 00:02:16,050 --> 00:02:17,460 So thank you so much. 48 00:02:17,460 --> 00:02:20,060 And remember that this is going to 49 00:02:20,060 --> 00:02:21,800 change Arizona forever. 50 00:02:21,800 --> 00:02:24,240 And we're going to shut Tent City down. 51 00:02:24,240 --> 00:02:27,738 Thank you. 52 00:02:27,738 --> 00:02:28,734 CROWD: Shut it down! 53 00:02:28,734 --> 00:03:14,550 Shut it down! 54 00:03:14,550 --> 00:03:21,630 REVEREND FREDERICK: You know, they can hear us in there! 55 00:03:21,630 --> 00:03:24,490 It is now my pleasure to introduce the person who 56 00:03:24,490 --> 00:03:26,550 helped make all of this happen. 57 00:03:26,550 --> 00:03:31,050 By caring so much about this issue that when SB1070 was 58 00:03:31,050 --> 00:03:32,670 passed, he called me. 59 00:03:32,670 --> 00:03:34,450 He said, I'm coming to Arizona. 60 00:03:34,450 --> 00:03:37,584 And you brought the Unitarian Universalists with you. 61 00:03:37,584 --> 00:03:40,972 The Reverend Peter Morales, president of the Unitarian 62 00:03:40,972 --> 00:03:53,110 Universalist Association. 63 00:03:53,110 --> 00:03:54,876 REVEREND MORALES: Ah, buenos noches. 64 00:03:54,876 --> 00:03:58,210 CROWD: Buenos noches! 65 00:03:58,210 --> 00:04:02,150 REVEREND MORALES: Susan and I, and Bill Schulz and Joffrey 66 00:04:02,150 --> 00:04:07,662 Black, and Maria Hinojosa, and Leslie Takahashi-Morris-- 67 00:04:07,662 --> 00:04:09,090 did I leave anybody out? 68 00:04:09,090 --> 00:04:19,149 We just went through a tour, as she said, of Tent City. 69 00:04:19,149 --> 00:04:25,740 It is the kind of sight I would expect to see only in a 70 00:04:25,740 --> 00:04:31,190 fascist country, in a military state. 71 00:04:31,190 --> 00:04:36,810 And the sad thing is, that this is going 72 00:04:36,810 --> 00:04:41,130 to be a long struggle. 73 00:04:41,130 --> 00:04:44,940 Hold those lights up one more time. 74 00:04:44,940 --> 00:04:49,250 Those lights have to go back to Alabama and Missouri and 75 00:04:49,250 --> 00:04:52,400 Massachusetts and Oregon and California. 76 00:04:52,400 --> 00:04:55,440 CROWD: Wooo! 77 00:04:55,440 --> 00:04:58,410 REVEREND MORALES: And everywhere in between. 78 00:04:58,410 --> 00:05:04,230 The key is now that you have seen what you have seen, that 79 00:05:04,230 --> 00:05:08,290 we have seen what we have seen, learned what we are 80 00:05:08,290 --> 00:05:09,570 learning now. 81 00:05:09,570 --> 00:05:12,490 We have to take it home. 82 00:05:12,490 --> 00:05:16,210 We have to build coalitions at home. 83 00:05:16,210 --> 00:05:19,200 We have to turn this around. 84 00:05:19,200 --> 00:05:25,710 I am angry, but even more than angry, I am so sad that this 85 00:05:25,710 --> 00:05:28,490 can exist in my country today. 86 00:05:28,490 --> 00:05:29,930 CROWD: Amen! 87 00:05:29,930 --> 00:05:31,870 REVEREND MORALES: Bear witness as religious 88 00:05:31,870 --> 00:05:36,750 people, bear witness. 89 00:05:36,750 --> 00:05:38,130 Thank you so much. 90 00:05:38,130 --> 00:05:39,300 Take this with you. 91 00:05:39,300 --> 00:05:43,430 I now want to introduce the Reverend Joffrey Black, 92 00:05:43,430 --> 00:05:46,870 president of a denomination bigger than ours. 93 00:05:46,870 --> 00:05:49,230 He's been so good to come with some of his staff. 94 00:05:49,230 --> 00:05:51,090 He went on the tour with us. 95 00:05:51,090 --> 00:05:53,250 He's a champion, as we are. 96 00:05:53,250 --> 00:05:57,480 The UCC is a champion for compassion and human rights. 97 00:05:57,480 --> 00:05:58,220 The Reverend Joffrey Black. 98 00:05:58,220 --> 00:06:07,090 CROWD: [APPLAUSE] 99 00:06:07,090 --> 00:06:09,260 REVEREND BLACK: I want you to know that when I look out on 100 00:06:09,260 --> 00:06:14,115 this crowd, I get pumped. 101 00:06:14,115 --> 00:06:16,150 And I need to get closer to the mic, they tell me. 102 00:06:16,150 --> 00:06:21,650 But I get pumped, and that just gives fire to my spirit 103 00:06:21,650 --> 00:06:23,510 of being persistent. 104 00:06:23,510 --> 00:06:26,710 I want to tell you some things about how change comes about. 105 00:06:26,710 --> 00:06:29,830 Not that you don't already know it, but just to remind 106 00:06:29,830 --> 00:06:33,100 you about how change happens. 107 00:06:33,100 --> 00:06:35,880 Change does not happen overnight. 108 00:06:35,880 --> 00:06:38,360 People have to be persistent. 109 00:06:38,360 --> 00:06:42,140 We have to come back again and again and again. 110 00:06:42,140 --> 00:06:47,140 Because there's a man in that prison who is in our face, 111 00:06:47,140 --> 00:06:50,680 saying he doesn't care that we're here. 112 00:06:50,680 --> 00:06:54,540 That his story is stronger and more powerful than ours. 113 00:06:54,540 --> 00:06:58,210 And as my colleague just reminded you, we need to take 114 00:06:58,210 --> 00:07:00,700 this message throughout the nation. 115 00:07:00,700 --> 00:07:03,740 Because what we're looking at in that prison 116 00:07:03,740 --> 00:07:05,990 is a national disgrace. 117 00:07:05,990 --> 00:07:10,440 And we should all be ashamed. 118 00:07:10,440 --> 00:07:16,280 So I am urging you tonight, take the fire, take the light, 119 00:07:16,280 --> 00:07:18,750 take it every place you go. 120 00:07:18,750 --> 00:07:24,040 And let people know what is going on in their name, in 121 00:07:24,040 --> 00:07:25,610 their country. 122 00:07:25,610 --> 00:07:30,380 That human rights are being violated in gross ways. 123 00:07:30,380 --> 00:07:33,340 And that we cannot stand by. 124 00:07:33,340 --> 00:07:38,000 We know what happens when people stand by and say we 125 00:07:38,000 --> 00:07:40,200 didn't know what's going on. 126 00:07:40,200 --> 00:07:43,690 We have a history of that, that we can recall. 127 00:07:43,690 --> 00:07:47,890 And we know what needs to happen if we're 128 00:07:47,890 --> 00:07:49,300 going to stop it. 129 00:07:49,300 --> 00:07:53,310 And that means that every one of us has to make this a 130 00:07:53,310 --> 00:07:56,870 personal issue, a personal issue. 131 00:07:56,870 --> 00:08:01,060 Knowing that there are people in that prison that are being 132 00:08:01,060 --> 00:08:04,370 treated like dogs. 133 00:08:04,370 --> 00:08:06,680 But they are our sisters and brothers. 134 00:08:06,680 --> 00:08:09,220 They're being treated worse than animals. 135 00:08:09,220 --> 00:08:11,450 They are our sisters and brothers. 136 00:08:11,450 --> 00:08:14,910 That's the contradiction that we cannot allow to continue. 137 00:08:14,910 --> 00:08:19,010 So I urge you to find the allies. 138 00:08:19,010 --> 00:08:23,786 You found one in me, and the United Church of Christ. 139 00:08:23,786 --> 00:08:27,050 We are going to stand with you. 140 00:08:27,050 --> 00:08:33,539 And we will join you. 141 00:08:33,539 --> 00:08:43,240 When you come back, we're coming back with you. 142 00:08:43,240 --> 00:08:46,600 And the only thing I'll say is that there's a sea of yellow 143 00:08:46,600 --> 00:08:49,630 shirts out there tonight. 144 00:08:49,630 --> 00:08:52,620 When we come with you, there will be an ocean of 145 00:08:52,620 --> 00:08:54,930 red shirts with you. 146 00:08:54,930 --> 00:09:00,470 Good night. 147 00:09:00,470 --> 00:09:07,040 REVEREND MORALES: We are so not alone in this struggle. 148 00:09:07,040 --> 00:09:09,235 I want to introduce now the Reverend Doctor Warren 149 00:09:09,235 --> 00:09:13,790 Stewart, who's pastor of the First Institutional Baptist 150 00:09:13,790 --> 00:09:17,550 Church in Phoenix, and chair of the Home Mission Board of 151 00:09:17,550 --> 00:09:20,220 the National Baptist Convention. 152 00:09:20,220 --> 00:09:24,080 He also chairs the board of National Immigration Forum. 153 00:09:24,080 --> 00:09:27,160 He's widely recognized by others as a man of conscience, 154 00:09:27,160 --> 00:09:31,490 commitment, and dedication to the cause of moral leadership, 155 00:09:31,490 --> 00:09:36,510 human rights, and a soldier of justice and equity. 156 00:09:36,510 --> 00:09:41,430 Dr. Stewart. 157 00:09:41,430 --> 00:09:41,536 DR. 158 00:09:41,536 --> 00:09:44,528 STEWART: Thank you, Mr. President. 159 00:09:44,528 --> 00:09:47,485 Are there any soldiers of justice out there? 160 00:09:47,485 --> 00:09:52,940 Let me hear the soldiers of justice out there! 161 00:09:52,940 --> 00:09:55,750 On behalf of all of us in the Valley of the Sun, we thank 162 00:09:55,750 --> 00:10:02,710 you for coming to pick up and share our cause for justice. 163 00:10:02,710 --> 00:10:08,290 To paraphrase a two-term former President who made a 164 00:10:08,290 --> 00:10:14,745 statement nearly 25 years ago this month, "Sheriff Joe, 165 00:10:14,745 --> 00:10:19,460 Sheriff Joe, tear down Tent City! 166 00:10:19,460 --> 00:10:22,922 Tear down Tent City! 167 00:10:22,922 --> 00:10:25,838 Tear down Tent City! 168 00:10:25,838 --> 00:10:31,390 CROWD: Tear down Tent City! 169 00:10:31,390 --> 00:10:31,472 DR. 170 00:10:31,472 --> 00:10:33,030 STEWART: Tear down Tent City! 171 00:10:33,030 --> 00:10:34,950 Tear down Tent City! 172 00:10:34,950 --> 00:10:40,090 And if Sheriff Joe will not tear it down, President Obama, 173 00:10:40,090 --> 00:10:42,940 tear down Tent City! 174 00:10:42,940 --> 00:10:48,650 CROWD: Tear down Tent City! 175 00:10:48,650 --> 00:10:48,680 DR. 176 00:10:48,680 --> 00:10:51,100 STEWART: Let me share something else with you. 177 00:10:51,100 --> 00:10:56,420 Just a few blocks down the street is the Maricopa County 178 00:10:56,420 --> 00:10:59,170 Animal Shelter. 179 00:10:59,170 --> 00:11:06,650 No animals in that shelter are forced to stay outside in 110 180 00:11:06,650 --> 00:11:09,480 degrees Arizona heat. 181 00:11:09,480 --> 00:11:17,080 They are all kept in permanent housing with air conditioning. 182 00:11:17,080 --> 00:11:25,330 Why, Sheriff Joe, why Sheriff Joe, why are you here and take 183 00:11:25,330 --> 00:11:27,990 pride in Tent City? 184 00:11:27,990 --> 00:11:35,850 Which has been and always been an ungodly, inhumane, unjust 185 00:11:35,850 --> 00:11:44,225 display of your insatiable arrogance. 186 00:11:44,225 --> 00:11:49,440 Joe, it's all about you and nobody else. 187 00:11:49,440 --> 00:11:53,970 You regretfully remind us of a scripture in the Bible in 188 00:11:53,970 --> 00:12:00,010 Revelation 22:15 that says, outside the city are the dogs, 189 00:12:00,010 --> 00:12:03,220 and all who love to live a lie. 190 00:12:03,220 --> 00:12:08,780 Sheriff Joe, for 20 years your reign of error and reign of 191 00:12:08,780 --> 00:12:16,160 terror have been nothing but living a lie. 192 00:12:16,160 --> 00:12:20,450 You have lived a lie of professional policing. 193 00:12:20,450 --> 00:12:23,540 You have lived a lie of keeping the peace. 194 00:12:23,540 --> 00:12:27,650 You have lived a lie of ensuring liberty and justice 195 00:12:27,650 --> 00:12:30,890 in Maricopa County. 196 00:12:30,890 --> 00:12:35,360 And to my brothers and sisters in Tent City. 197 00:12:35,360 --> 00:12:38,310 Let our brothers and sisters hear a big yell for 198 00:12:38,310 --> 00:12:40,651 them in Tent City. 199 00:12:40,651 --> 00:12:41,625 CROWD: Wooo! 200 00:12:41,625 --> 00:12:41,868 DR. 201 00:12:41,868 --> 00:12:45,034 STEWART: Let them know that we're with them out here! 202 00:12:45,034 --> 00:12:47,469 Let them know that we're with them out here! 203 00:12:47,469 --> 00:12:47,956 Come on! 204 00:12:47,956 --> 00:12:48,930 Come on! 205 00:12:48,930 --> 00:12:49,417 Rack it up! 206 00:12:49,417 --> 00:12:52,826 Let them know that we're here! 207 00:12:52,826 --> 00:12:58,700 CROWD: [CHEERING] 208 00:12:58,700 --> 00:12:58,857 DR. 209 00:12:58,857 --> 00:12:59,225 STEWART: Come on! 210 00:12:59,225 --> 00:13:00,018 You can do better than that! 211 00:13:00,018 --> 00:13:00,994 Come on! 212 00:13:00,994 --> 00:13:02,458 Give them a big cheer! 213 00:13:02,458 --> 00:13:04,898 Let them know that we are here! 214 00:13:04,898 --> 00:13:09,780 We're outside with them! 215 00:13:09,780 --> 00:13:13,410 Let me give a message to them, and I'm through. 216 00:13:13,410 --> 00:13:16,030 To our brothers and sisters who are jailed in Tent City, 217 00:13:16,030 --> 00:13:18,440 red, yellow, black, brown and white-- 218 00:13:18,440 --> 00:13:21,300 we are all precious in God's sight. 219 00:13:21,300 --> 00:13:24,300 And we are with you in spirit. 220 00:13:24,300 --> 00:13:26,390 We are with you in love. 221 00:13:26,390 --> 00:13:28,280 We are with you in peace. 222 00:13:28,280 --> 00:13:30,030 We are with you in hope. 223 00:13:30,030 --> 00:13:32,140 We are with you in justice. 224 00:13:32,140 --> 00:13:35,460 We are with you in protest on this night. 225 00:13:35,460 --> 00:13:41,190 For you see, as Jesus Christ said in Matthew 25, when they 226 00:13:41,190 --> 00:13:45,930 asked him, the righteous, when he commended them, and told 227 00:13:45,930 --> 00:13:49,740 them to go to the right, they asked, when we 228 00:13:49,740 --> 00:13:51,760 did we feed the hungry? 229 00:13:51,760 --> 00:13:54,220 When did we clothe the naked? 230 00:13:54,220 --> 00:13:56,440 When did we visit the sick? 231 00:13:56,440 --> 00:13:59,270 When we did we comfort those in prison? 232 00:13:59,270 --> 00:14:02,958 And Jesus said, you did it when you did it to the least 233 00:14:02,958 --> 00:14:09,930 of these, my brothers and sisters, over in Tent City! 234 00:14:09,930 --> 00:14:12,430 We are with you. 235 00:14:12,430 --> 00:14:14,340 We are with you! 236 00:14:14,340 --> 00:14:16,510 And God is with you! 237 00:14:16,510 --> 00:14:18,790 Somos con ustedes! 238 00:14:18,790 --> 00:14:20,560 Somos con ustedes! 239 00:14:20,560 --> 00:14:23,470 Y Dios es con ustedes! 240 00:14:23,470 --> 00:14:24,290 Hallelujah! 241 00:14:24,290 --> 00:14:25,270 Amen! 242 00:14:25,270 --> 00:14:26,266 Hallelujah! 243 00:14:26,266 --> 00:14:27,760 Amen! 244 00:14:27,760 --> 00:14:28,756 Hallelujah! 245 00:14:28,756 --> 00:14:34,240 CROWD: Amen! 246 00:14:34,240 --> 00:14:34,635 --with you! 247 00:14:34,635 --> 00:14:37,335 We are with you! 248 00:14:37,335 --> 00:14:39,460 We are with you! 249 00:14:39,460 --> 00:14:41,960 We are with you! 250 00:14:41,960 --> 00:14:44,680 We are-- 251 00:14:44,680 --> 00:15:08,608 [MUSIC PLAYING]