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MAY 1st WEEK of Action & Awareness at UCSC
by M.I.R.A. Coalition
Monday Apr 30th, 2007 8:37 PM
The the M.I.R.A. Coalition (Movement for Immigrant Rights Alliance) has organized a week of actions and awareness in support of immigrant rights.
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Tuesday May 01

MAY 1st DAY of Action, MARCH!

Rally at UCSC in the Quarry (in front of the Bookstore) staring at 1:30pm (there will be speakers). Around 2:30pm march toward Clock Tower to meet the community around 4pm.

Demand social justice for immigrants everywhere. Demand to put a stop to ICE raids and inhumane deportations in our neighborhoods! Celebrate international workers day! May Day is part of a whole week of awareness taking place at UCSC and the Santa Cruz community in support of immigrant rights. The week of actions is being put on by the Movement for Immigrant Rights Alliance (M.I.R.A) formerly known as the May 1st Coalition.

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Wednesday May 02

DEBRIEF, DISCUSSION, FUTURE STEPS & FILM SCREENING

5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Kresge Owl's Nest (UCSC Kresge Cafe)

Come share opinions, comments, concerns about actions taken May 1st. Special guest speaker Doug Keegan from the Santa Cruz Immigration Project.

Also there will be an interactive art activity to get everyone involved. Butcher paper will read "We marched because ..." in collaboration of the Reel Works Film Festival screening of film titled: “I’m on Strike Because"

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Thursday May 03

War and Immigration Informational Session

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

(UCSC Merrill College) Merrill Multicultural Center

Come and join us for an informational session about War and Immigration. Special guest speakers include: Gidrian (soldier that served 3 years in IRAQ) and others.

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Friday May 04

Education and Immigration (AB 540, DREAM ACT)

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

UCSC Quarry Plaza (in front of bookstore)

Informational on how immigration status affects education. Information on AB 540 and the pending DREAM ACT of 2007 and it how it affects immigrant students through a series of activities such as monologues, street theater, die-in.