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Students From Six High Schools March in Santa Cruz Against HR4437
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Wednesday Mar 29th, 2006 6:18 PM
On Wednesday, March 29th, hundreds of students from Santa Cruz High, Santa Cruz Community, Habor, Aptos, Soquel and Cesar Chavez (Barrios Unidos) left class at 10:00am to meet at the Clock Tower and march to the Santa Cruz County Courthouse. They marched for immigrant rights and justice and against HR4437.

After the walkout and march, I went over to Santa Cruz High and spoke to a small group of students. Ricky, a student at Santa Cruz Community and Edwin, a student at Santa Cruz High, discussed what happened and some of their motivations for marching. (6:58 minutes)
The march united people who otherwise do not associate, including rival gangs. Students say they are frustrated and angry over HR4337, a bill they learned about only a week ago, which will have drastic effects on them as well as their family and friends.

They marched for what they want and what they believe in; their family, friends and justice for their people.

Some of the students that marched are facing consequences from the such as detention, suspension or perhaps even explusion. As far as I know, nothing has been decided. The school adminstrations are closed as I type and publish this article.


* I learned about the demonstration from darwin's report and commentary on the sc-imc newswire:

Commentary: Immigrant Movements, Xenophobia, Racism
http://www.indybay.org/news/2006/03/1811955.php
§Students Pose In Front of Santa Cruz High School
by ~Bradley (bradley [at] riseup.net) Wednesday Mar 29th, 2006 6:18 PM
santacruzhigh_3-29-06.jpg
The students in the photo above include Megan, Adan, Edwin, Edgar, Martin, Ricky and Gerado