Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Former BHS and B-Tech student, Olajuwon Clayborn, killed over the weekend

Tragically, another teen from our community was shot and killed on Sunday night. Olajuwon Clayborn attended Berkeley High freshman and sophomore years, B-Tech last year and was a senior at Castlemont High in Oakland this year. His friends, family and community mourn for him. There's a nice article sharing some information about Olajuwon and his interests in Berkeleyside.

This is another heartbreaking reminder that we must stop the violence in our community. One way to do that is to follow Pastor Michael McBride of the The Way Christian Center and PICO Lifelines to Healing and Rabbi Menachem Creditor of Congregation Netivot Shalom, both on University Ave in Berkeley. Both of these faith-based leaders do a lot of work to promote non-violence in Berkeley and beyond (including collaboration with Vice President Joseph Biden).

I encourage you to follow them online and find a way to get involved to help prevent more senseless tragedies like Olajuwon's death.

Pastor McBride on Facebook and Twitter
Rabbi Creditor on Facebook and Twitter

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