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Title: Watsonville 14th Annual Peace and Unity March
START DATE: Sunday November 04
TIME: 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location Details:
Corner of East Beach and Main Street (on the Main Plaza)
Watsonville, CA
95076
Event Type: Protest
Unete A La Marcha!

14th Annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March

Please join the students of Watsonville as they lead the march for Peace and Unity.

Sunday, November 4, 2007
11AM Peace Vigil: Join families and community as we remember our victims of violence.

NOON: MARCH for Peace and Unity in Watsonville.

After the march there will be music and food on the main plaza.
Altars to honor our loved ones & Day of The Dead Altars are welcome.

Please show up at 9AM to set up an altar. Brings signs, noisemakers!

brownberets [at] msn.com

OTHER PEACE AND UNTIY EVENTS THIS WEEKEND IN WATSONVILLE!

Peace and Unity Talent Show
Saturday, November 3, 2007
Watsonville, CA
5-8 PM

Students invite all folks to showcase their talent and support their call for Peace and Unity. Organized by EA Hall Middle School MeCHA

AND

Viernes Cultural
Friday November 2, 2007
Watsonville Plaza
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Viernes Cultural Committee invites you to participate in a community celebration of art, tradition, and culture commemorating the Day of the Dead. This is a community based effort working toward community participation and development through visual art, music, dance, theatre, and the spoken word. We invite all local artists, community members and organizations to participate in this and future events.





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§Press Release for Peace and Unity March
by brown berets Monday Oct 29th, 2007 1:03 PM
HUNDREDS OF WATSONVILLE RESIDENTS TO MARCH FOR
PEACE AND UNITY AT 14TH ANNUAL EVENT!

Residents Say Remaining Proactive Against Violence Has Made Big Difference!
Event will honor over 71 local residents who lost their lives to domestic and street violence.

On Sunday, November 4, 2007, hundreds of local residents will be joining the 14TH ANNUAL WATSONVILLE PEACE & UNITY MARCH which will take place at 11am at the Watsonville Plaza. The Peace ceremony begins at 11. We march at Noon SHARP. Several community leaders, family members of victims of violence and youth will be addressing the effects of violence on our communities.

“This march is an ongoing effort to stop the destruction of our youth and community by violence,” said Sandino Gomez, an organizer of the Watsonville Peace and Unity Coalition. “It creates a community consciousness about becoming actively involved in reducing violence and improving our neighborhoods for our future generations.”

“Remaining proactive against violence has made a tremendous difference,” said Jenn Laskin, an event organizer. “After this march first began thirteen years ago, we have seen other efforts emerge throughout our city to bring peace and unity to all our homes, schools, and neighborhoods, and to keep violence at a minimum here in Watsonville.”

This yearly event continues to be organized by a coalition of concerned students, parents, community-based organizations, churches and families who have lost their loved ones to gang and domestic violence. The event does not allow us to forget the names of over 71 of our brothers and sisters who have lost their lives to violence since this event first began 14 years ago.


This grassroots event is sponsored by the Watsonville Peace and Unity Coalition, a coalition of students, parents, community-based organizations, churches, and family members who have lost their loved ones to violence. Endorsing organizations include the Watsonville YWCA, Watsonville Brown Berets, Watsonville High School, EA Hall Middle School, Pajaro Valley Federation of Teachers, Lutheran Church of Watsonville, Resource Center for Nonviolence and more TBA.

We hope you can cover our 14-year anniversary of this very important event that is primarily organized by Watsonville Latino youth!


WHAT: The 13th Annual Watsonville Peace & Unity March
WHEN: Saturday, October 7, 2006
TIME: 11:00am Opening Ceremony, 12:30am March Begins,
WHERE: City Plaza & March will take place throughout various neighborhoods.


Please call us to find out our location during this time.

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by Notts Indymedia
( notts [at] indymedia.org ) Wednesday Nov 7th, 2007 6:07 AM
I've posted this comment to show that what is happening to our communities is happening all around the world. Last month, here in Nottingham (UK), over 300 people came together to voice their opposition against the city's gun crime and gang culture problems. The families of victims of violent crimes, such as the killing of the 15 year old Nathan Williams in the Meadows area of the city last year came together to call for 'Peace And Unity' and to put an 'End To The Killings'.

Click on the link to read the full article, see the photos and listen to our audio piece.