Thursday, March 30, 2006

Albuquerque March to Support Social Justice for Immigrants

Mikaela says:
Wondering where to protest recent regressive/repressive immigration legislation? Join us!

Martineztown Park.
This Saturday.
11 am.

Reposted from City of Albuquerque website:

35 Organizations Support Annual César Chávez March, Rally

Albuquerque, NM A coalition of more than 35 organizations are uniting to support this year’s march and rally at Albuquerque’s Civic Plaza April 1 to commemorate César Chávez.

For the thirteenth year, the “Recuerda a César Chávez” Committee is planning the event to mark the anniversary of the birth of the man who dedicated his life to bringing about social justice for American farm workers.

The march will begin at 11:00 a.m. at Martineztown Park on the north side of Longfellow Elementary School (Edith and Roma downtown) and will end at Civic Plaza. A rally will follow the march at Civic Plaza and will continue until approximately
3:30 p.m. with speakers and entertainment. Food will be available for purchase from local vendors.

Theme of Event: Social Justice for Immigrants
The goal of the celebration is bringing Albuquerque’s diverse communities together and educating them about the life and nonviolent philosophy of César Chávez. The theme of this year’s celebration is “Social Justice for Immigrants.”

Groups performing at the rally April 1 include Aztec dancers and La Rondalla de Albuquerque. Also performing will be Los Trinos, Mariachi San José, Balé Folclórico of Albuquerque High School, poets Danny Solís and Manuel González, rapper Jeremy Gianini, guitarist Paz, and musical group Con Razón.

For further information about the César Chávez march and rally, contact Bonnie Rucobo, Albuquerque Human Rights Office Community Liaison, at 505-924-3380, 505-924-3372 (fax) or 800-659-8331 (TTY) or Other contacts include Chuy Martinez at the City’s Cultural Services Department (505 768-3531) and organizers Eduardo Hernández Chávez or Ysaura Bernal-Enríquez (505 256-1523).


City of Albuquerque Cultural Services Department and Human Rights Office, Blue Collar Union Local 624, Center for Economic Justice, Lo Maduro de La Cultura, National Hispanic Cultural Center, UNM Chicano Studies

Central NM Labor Council, Hispano Round Table of New Mexico, MANA de Albuquerque, National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees District 1199, NM Federation of Labor AFL-CIO, UNM Africana Studies, UNM El Centro De La Raza, United Food & Commercial Workers

Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice, Albuquerque High MEChA, Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), Centro de Igualdad y Derechos, Dolores Gonzalez Elementary School, Enlace Comunitario, Longfellow Elementary School, M Progressive Alliance for Community Empowerment, Nuestros Valores Charter School, SAGE Council, Santa Barbara-Martineztown Neighborhood Association, Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice, SouthWest Organizing Project, UNM Center for Latin American Resources and Outreach (CLARO), UNM Family Program, UNM MEChA, UNM Peer Mentoring for Graduates of Color, UNM Raza Graduate Students Association, UNM U.S. Peace Corps, West Mesa High School MEChA,
Young Women United.