It was standing room only at the First Unitarian Church.
The choir belted out the African American spiritual “Down by the Riverside,” and Dee Galloway, a local poet, took the floor.
“Are you a social justice warrior?” she shouted.
“Yes!” came the response.
“Then stand up! You can’t be a warrior sitting down!”
The audience rose to its feet and began clapping.
Outside, volunteers kept watch on the building and the front door. The police had been by earlier to offer security tips.
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