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Speak Out! Act Out! Against the Budget Cuts to Education & Social Services

Wednesday, March 02, 2011
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Event Type:
Francisco Tlaxcalteca Ruiz
Location Details:
San Jose, CA

Saint James Park
[2nd St and St James St]


Speak Out! Act Out!
San Jose, CA
12pm @ St. James Park

We, an alliance of youth, students of color, migrants, workers and community members in San Jose, call for mass demonstrations on March 2nd against the on-going budget cuts to education and social services.

The uprisings in North Africa have shown us that we, youth of color, must act out our responsibility to our community and take our struggles to the streets. We must come together and demand Liberation through voice and action. We understand that liberal acts and liberal policies are oppressive tactics that are used to divide us. Thus, we believe that the welfare of youth, migrants, workers, and people of color are tied together. At this moment, we must join struggles and organize against the state forces that have denied us and our families’ freedom of expression and human dignity.

We demand:

· Full Legalization for All; Stop Separating Families

· Stop the Criminalization of Youth/People of color

· Stop the Cuts to Community Centers

· Freeze the Fee Hikes; Public Education should be Free

· Justice to Families of Victims Murdered by the Police

· End U.S. imperialist Wars & Occupations

On March 2nd, we invite all to express themselves through a speak out and we will march from St. James Park to San Pedro Square to the Federal Building to San Jose State University. On the day of, we invite everyone to wear the calavera with us.

“We wear the calavera on our faces to symbolize that our ancestors and their struggle for land and life live within us. The skull represents our alliance with the Alta Califas youth movement, and calls attention to the death of public education due to budget cuts, in the context of the many deaths and violence inflicted on our genteand tierra in the name of privatization and neoliberal economic policy. We demand human rights for all people and an end to economic and military occupations from Aztlan to Palestine.” MEChA, Alta Califas Norte

In Struggle & Solidarity,

M.E.Ch.A Alta Califas Norte & March 2nd Committee
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