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Fri Oct 6 2006 (Updated 10/14/06)
The 13th Annual Peace and Unity March
Watsonville Community Marches Against Violence
Watsonville Brown Berets write: "After the tragic gang-related murders of Jessica, 9, and Jorge Cortez, 16, in 1994, the Peace and Unity March was organized by the Watsonville Brown Berets to address the gang warfare going on in their community. The march has been historically led by families of the victims of violence, demanding an end to all violence, including war and government oppression.

Our march was to demand peace in our hoods and to educate our youth about their culture and true struggle for social justice. We believe that gang youth are our dormant warriors and, once awakened, can be a vital force to create true social change in their communities. Please join us in solidarity to help spread a powerful message to our communities."

About 150 people attended this year's ceremony, vigil, speakout, rally and march held on October 7th.
imc_photo.gif Read more and view photos: Peace + Unity (english y español) || 13th Annual Watsonville Peace and Unity March || 13 Years of Marching for Peace and Unity
imc_audio.gif Audio: Indynewswire: Marching in Watsonville for Peace and Unity

previous coverage: 12th Annual Peace and Unity March in Watsonville
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