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March This Saturday In Watsonville With Fernando Suarez Del Solar!
UPDATE ON MARCH ROUTE AND LOCATIONS.
March For Peace!
March for Migrant Rights
Watsonville AND Salinas
With Fernando Suarez and Pablo Parades
March 25, 2006
Starting in Watsonville 10am
We will meet at the
Saint Patrick’s Church Parking Lot
721 Main Street
OBJECTIVE: A 241 mile march that aims at ensuring that the Latino voice of opposition to the War is heard loud and clear across the Americas.
WHAT/ WHEN: Fernando Suarez del Solar, Pablo Paredes, Camilo Mejia and Aidan Delgado will lead a coalition of the willing across this 241 mile quest for peace starting in Tijuana, Mexico, going through Marine Corps Depot Camp Pendleton to the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA, culminating in The Mission district of San Francisco with a memorial ceremony and blood drive.
The March will begin on 12 March 2006. The coalition of the willing will arrive at La Paz, CA on 22 March 2006 and culminate in San Francisco from 26 March 2006 to 27 March 2006.
WHY: Latinos represent nearly 15% of the US population and 11% of the US military, with many serving in combat or hazardous duty occupations. In addition, an estimated 20% of the fallen service members in the early months of the invasion were Latino. With the continued growth of the Latino population and its vital importance to the future of this country, it is time the Latino community become an active and vocal part of the 60%+ of US citizens that oppose this War. It is also time to show the Latino community that they have a voice and a right to fight for peace and stability. Fernando Suarez Del Solar is committed to self-sacrifice. At 50 years of age he cares more about ending this war than even his own health. We make this call not only to the Latino population but to all those who agree with our message “No more bloodshed in Iraq”.
Final March route for Saturday March 25 in Watsonville. Approximately 5
miles in length.
Leave St. Patricks Church @ 11 (721 Main Street)
Up Main Street North
Merge right onto Pennsylvania & pass Clifford Apts
Merge right onto Freedom Blvd.
Right on Carey
Left on Davis
Right on Freedom Blvd
Left at Y intercept
South on Lincoln Street
Right on Riverside
Left on maple
Right on Front Street
Left Main Street
South into Pajaro
Right on San Juan road
Left on Bishop
Stop and RALLY at Assumption
Left back onto Porter
Turns in to Main Street
End at downtown Plaza
There will be water stops, vans and vehicles trailing the march. A
charter bus will be waiting at end (first come first serve) and we will
caravan to Salinas.
CARAVAN TO SALINAS 1-2
Arrive in Salinas, CA
Foodsco Parking Lot
Alisal & Sanborn
March @ 3
POSSIBLE ACTION: 5:30PM Onwards to Santa Cruz to march with people
leaving the Vets Hall Event.
Local action organized by the Watsonville Brown Berets,
the Resource Center for Nonviolence and the Santa Cruz County Peace Coalition.
for more info e-mail brownberets [at] msn.com