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T4CW 3.29.10: Marching for the Future of our Schools
by Maest@s
Wednesday Mar 31st, 2010 12:50 PM
The teachers interviewed Students and Teachers Marching up the Central Valley to Sacramento, making their voices heard to protect funding for education in California, whether Elementary, University, or somewhere in between. We spoke with Jenn, Manny, Clay, Naomi, & Jose about why they're marching. 25 minutes/MP3 format.
The marchers spoke up about the impacts of the cuts on their own communities and families, as well as their own education. They talked about tax structures and politics that put students last, and emphasized that the money is there, but the will is lacking.

March Schedule (remaining) from http://www.fight4cafuture.com/

Wednesday, March 31: Planada to Merced; Cesar Chavez Day
Public Event:
• 7:30AM Staging and marching from Houlihan Park, East Stanford Avenue, Planada, CA 95365
• 11AM Lunch at Merced Fruit Barn, 4526 E. Highway 140, Merced 95340
• 1:30PM Marchers meet with local walkers at corner of Bear Creek and M Street. Walk along bike path 1 mile to Sierra Presbyterian Church.
• 3PM Marchers arrive led by Veterans Color Guard at Sierra Presbyterian Church, 3603 M Street, Merced 95340. Community arrives to greet marchers, for health fair, for food and program.
• Fair scheduled between 3 and 7 pm.

Thursday, April 1: Merced; Townhall Meeting
Public Events:
• 4PM Rally on Lawn at UC Merced (near dorms and Dining commons on Scholars lane)
• 4:30PM Town Hall Meeting; UC Merced Library “Bobcat Lair.”

Friday, April 2: Merced to Atwater
Details to be announced

Saturday, April 3, Atwater to Livingston
Starting Location: Castle Air Museum and RV Park, 4001 Hospital Avenue, Atwater 95301

Sunday, April 4, Livingston to Turlock
Starting Location: 10AM Merced River Resort , 7765 Campground Road, Delhi 95315-9465

Monday, April 5: Turlock; Rally at Donnelly Park
Starting Location: To be announced
Public Event: 5 PM Rally at Donnelly Park, corner of W Hawkeye Avenue and Dels Lane, Turlock 95382

Tuesday, April 6: Turlock to Modesto
3PM Meet up with the marchers and walk with them into town at 1125 Kansas Ave,
Modesto 95351

Wednesday, April 7: Modesto
• Noon Staging at Central Labor Council; 1125 Kansas Ave, Modesto 95351
• 1PM March Starts
• 3:30 Estimated arrival at Graceada Park, Modesto 95354
• 4PM Rally at Greceada Park

Thursday, April 8: Modesto to Escalon
Starting Location: 8AM CWA/Modesto CLC; 1125 Kansas Ave, Modesto 95351

Friday, April 9: Escalon to Manteca
Starting Location: 8AM Escalon High School; 1528 Yosemite Avenue, Escalon 95320
Public Event: To be announced

Saturday, April 10: Manteca to Stockton
Starting Location: 8AM French Camp RV Park; 3919 French Camp Road, Manteca
2:30PM Join the marchers in welcoming Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-11) – a “Yes” vote on health care reform! – at the Central Labor Council, 235 N. San Joaquin St., Stockton 95202

Sunday, April 11: Stockton Rest Day
1PM Join the marchers at the Central Labor Council as they go out to register and educate voters

Monday, April 12: Stockton County Hospital Rally, Delta College Rally
Public Events:
• 6:30-8AM Rally at San Joaquin County Hospital shift change, 500 West Hospital Road, French Camp 95231. Meet at flagpole.
• Noon Rally at San Joaquin Delta College in quad, 515 Pacific Ave., Stockton 95207
• 4:30PM Prayer vigil at Central United Methodist Church, 3700 Pacific Ave., Stockton 95204
• 6:30PM Town Hall at Central United Methodist Church

Tuesday, April 13: Stockton to Lodi
Starting Location: 8AM San Joaquin CLC; 235 North San Joaquin Street, Stockton 95202
Public events:
• 4:30PM AFSCME Local 146 cook out at Community Center, 125 South Hutchins, Lodi, 95240
• 5PM Rally at Community Center

Wednesday, April 14: Lodi
Signature collection for ballot initiative. Details TBD

Thursday, April 15: Lodi to Galt
Starting Location: To be announced
Public Event: To be announced

Friday, April 16: Galt to Franklin Field (Elk Grove)
Starting Location: To be announced
Public Event: To be announced

Saturday, April 17: Elk Grove
9AM Picnic at UC Davis. Details TBD

Sunday, April 18: Elk Grove
Starting Location: To be announced
Public Event: 12PM AFSCME Local 258 community picnic/carnival at Rotary Grove in Elk Grove Park, 9950 Elk Grove and Florin Rd, Elk Grove, 95624.

Monday, April 19: Elk Grove to Cosumnes River College
Starting Location: To be announced
Public Event: 2PM Rally at Cosumnes River College; 8401 Center Parkway, Sacramento 95823-5799.

Tuesday, April 20: Granite Park to Sacramento
Starting Location: Granite Park. Details TBD
Public Event:
• 8:30AM Informational picketing at County Administration Building, 700 H Street, Sacramento
• 10AM Start at Granite Park
• 12PM Culmination Rally - CSU Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento 95819

Wednesday, April 21: Sacramento: Southside Park to State Capitol
Starting Location: 8AM Southside Park, 2115 6th Street, Sacramento 95818
Public Event:
• 2-3PM Gather at Southside Park
• 3PM March from Southside Park to Capitol
• 4PM Rally at the Capitol (west lawn)
§foto by David Bacon
by Maest@s Wednesday Mar 31st, 2010 12:50 PM
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