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Paddle Out for Peace 

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Dave Feral
Organizer Melissa Meiris of Arcata.
Ashley Harrell
Speaker and Yurok tribe member Leo Canez.
Ashley Harrell
The event was both a protest and a traditional paddle out ceremony.
Ashley Harrell
This design on the bottom of this board was done by artist Gymni Thonson.
Ashley Harrell
Participants displayed signage for a variety of causes.
Dave Feral
Speaker and local surfer Delia Bense-Kang.
Ashley Harrell
The event was held on land formerly belonging to the Wiyot Tribe.
Dave Feral
Speaker and artist Alex Escudero Ochoa.
Dave Feral
A Paddle Out for Peace attendant listens to the speakers.
Ashley Harrell
The bay was calm and the sun was out.
Ashley Harrell
Lillies, tulips and irises were given out to participants, and thrown into the sea.
Steven Sparapani
This surfboard represented the black and brown people killed by police.
Ashley Harrell
Many children attended the event.
Dave Feral
All manner of watercraft were on display.
Ashley Harrell
A surfer with a message.
Rowdy Kelley
The floating circle is part of a tradition that originated in Hawaii 100 years ago.
Ashley Harrell
Participants paddling out.
Ashley Harrell
Arturo Tamayo and his two-year-old son, Roka.
Ashley Harrell
After the ceremony, some attendants stayed in the water for a while.
Rowdy Kelley
Samoa's curvy coastline.
Ashley Harrell
A woman takes a somber moment for herself on the shore.
Dave Feral
A young girl collects flowers from the water.
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Dave Feral
Organizer Melissa Meiris of Arcata.

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