Mother's Day Witness Draws Crowds and Media
The Congregation of First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco gathered on the church's steps on Mother's Day morning to issue a 2007 Proclamation for Peace, rekindling the original spirit of the holiday started in 1870 by Unitarian Julia Ward Howe.
Moderator Linda Enger, Reverend Greg Stewart, and MC Dolores Priem were in the spotlight at the event which included Gold Star Mother Karen Meredith, Assemblyman Mark Leno, and peace activists Camilo Mejia, Pablo Paredes, Sean O'Neill, and Agustin Aguayo.
Media representatives from television, radio, and the web covered the ceremony. The First Unitarian Universalist Society's public stand for peace lead the hourly local news reports on KCBS-740 on Sunday afternoon. Film coverage was aired that night on KTVU (Channel 2) and on KGO (Channel 7), and the San Francisco Chronicle printed a story on May 14 as follow-up to the event.