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Cinco de Mayo in East Palo Alto
The 25th annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in East Palo Alto featured food, flags and fun.
Lay-M-Low displayed some of their cars and a court of Queen and Princesses lined the stage in formal wear. Jorge Prado, mariachis, and the Raging Grannies led the crowd with songs they wrote for immigrant rights and a rousing round of De Colores.
To the tune of *Yellow Rose of Texas* this song garnered great applause:
Every human being must be legal in our land
And live with rights and dignity for that we take a stand
Arizona's very BAD
It's new law we abhor
We're tired of these racist laws
We're shouting out "NO MORE"!
These two work tirelessly to save the Juana Briones House, that is threatened with demolition. One of Jorge Prado's mariachis spoke from the stage about the heritage that will be lost if the house is destroyed, the Raging Grannies sang a song called "Juana Briones--What an Awesome Gal" to the tune of *La Cucaracha*, and many people visited the booth to learn more.
The Raging Grannies shared a booth with the Juana Briones house preservation group. Many people wanted to learn more about both. Welcome to the Grannies Norma and friend! Bienvenidas!
The Grannies learned more about this E. Palo Alto after school program at Willows School.