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Peace and Unity March 2012 in Watsonville (photos 2 of 2)
by Bradley Stuart Allen (bradley [at] riseup.net)
Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:01 AM
Over 350 people marched in the annual Peace and Unity March on the unusually hot Sunday afternoon of September 30, 2012 in downtown Watsonville, CA. This year's march was held to protest gang and domestic violence in the community of Watsonville, and was organized by the Watsonville Peace & Unity Coalition, which was initiated by the Watsonville Brown Berets. The turnout was significantly larger than previous years, due to recent violence, a larger coalition including the City of Watsonville, and well-organized outreach throughout Watsonville.


To view the first set of photos in this series, please visit:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/10/01/18722800.php
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[Pictured above: A photo of Richard Eddie Campos (2/26/88 - 9/13/09), who was killed on the evening of Tuesday, September 13, 2009 while sitting in his car on Roache Road in Watsonville, is held up at the front of the annual Peace and Unity March in Watsonville, CA.]


"The Peace and Unity March has been an annual event since 1994 when the families of victims and our local community came together to organize an event to speak out against violence in the streets in South Santa Cruz County. With the increase of violence that has happened in Santa Cruz County in the last few years, it is critical to help promote and sustain events like ours. It is all our responsibility to make our community a safer place. This year's march will begin on Sunday, September 30 at 12:30 p.m in Watsonville City Plaza.

"Today, the march is still organized by local youth, local community groups and the growing number of families who have lost loved ones to violence. We are also working with the City of Watsonville to make the march a permanent event, co-sponsored by the City Council." — Watsonville Brown Berets

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Previous coverage of the Watsonville Peace & Unity March: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011



Bradley Stuart Allen is a photographer, Indymedia volunteer and website developer living in Santa Cruz, California. All content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Photo credit and a link to this article is appreciated. Support local independent media.
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§Paz y Unidad
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§Pajaro Valley Cesar Chavez Democratic Club
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§Women's Crisis Support / Defensa de Mujeres
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§Frances of the Watsonville Brown Berets Wearing a Photo of Jesse Lopez
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§Watsonville Impalas Bike Club
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:01 AM
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§Forever In Our Hearts Smiley, 1982 - 1996
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§Marchant Street, Watsonville, CA
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:01 AM
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§Watsonville Youth Watch the Peace and Unity March
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:01 AM
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§Gone But Not Forgotten
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:01 AM
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§Watsonville Police Officer Blocks Traffic on Riverside Drive
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:01 AM
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§Watsonville Peace and Unity March
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:01 AM
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La Marcha de Paz y Unidad
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§Issac Guzman ♥, 4/8/87 - 12/3/04
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§White Hawk Aztec Dance Group
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:02 AM
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§Sandino Gomez of the Watsonville Brown Berets
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:03 AM
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§East Front Street, Watsonville, CA
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:06 AM
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§Forever In Our Hearts Smiley, 1982 - 1996
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:07 AM
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§Peace and Unity March 2012 in Watsonville, CA
by Bradley Stuart Allen Tuesday Oct 2nd, 2012 10:11 AM
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To view the first set of photos in this series, please visit:
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/10/01/18722800.php