Oakland May Day 2008!


                                  OAKLAND SIN FRONTERAS


 
On May 1 Oakland Families Call for "No War, No Walls, No Raids"
Thursday, May 1, 2008 Rallies, Music and March in Oakland

3:00-4:00pm Rally & Cultural Performances, Fruitvale BART Plaza

4:00-6:00pm March down International Blvd to Oakland City Hall

6:00-7:30pm Rally & Cultural Performances at City Hall, 1 Frank Ogawa Plaza

 Two years have passed since millions of immigrants took to the streets demanding human rights and calling for "legalization for all".  This year a coalition of Oakland community based organizations, community clinics, labor unions, student groups, and anti-war organizations have planned a multicultural, intergenerational event that focuses on the root causes of migration: economic displacement, trade policy, war and militarization, and calls for human rights, social services, sanctuary, peace and unity.   

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Cynthia McKinney, Former member of the US House of Representatives
Evelyn Sanchez, Bay Area Immigrant Rights Coalition
Clarence Thomas, International Longshore & Warehouse Union
Betty Olson- Jones, Oakland Education Association, President
Maria Jimenez, Mujeres Unidas y Activas
Sharon Cornu, Alameda Central Labor Council
Carlos Mares, Lucha Unida, Day Labor Organizer
High school student, Youth Together
Filipino Airport Worker, PAWIS

Cultural Performances:
FUGA (pending confirmation)
Roxana Damas, singer/ songwriter
Danza Cuauhtonal, Aztec Dancers
East Side Arts Alliance performers
Peralta Creek Middle School Spoken Word Poets
La Pena Cultural Center performers

Sponsoring organizations include: Alameda Central Labor Council, AFSCME Local 3299, Anak Bayan East Bay, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, La Clinica de La Raza,  East Side Arts Alliance, EBASE, Filipinos for Affirmative Action, Huaxtec, ISO, Just Cause Oakland, Mujeres Unidas y Activas,  OEA, Peace and Freedom Party, SEIU 1877, SEIU United Healthcare Workers West, Spanish Speaking Citizens Foundation, Teamsters, Unite Here 2850, United for Peace and Justice, and more 

 

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