[scimc-news] Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Saturday May 5th 2007
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Santa Cruz Indymedia Update For Saturday May 5th 2007
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* Free Skool Picnic & Running a Free Skool
* Danny Glover Joins Boycott Against the University of California
* May Day 2007 events in Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Salinas
* Iraq combat veterans, turned war resisters, speak out
* Van Jones Speaks at UCSC on Growing Greener, Growing Together
May 5th 8:00 PM: The Exonerated
May 6th 9:00 AM: Regional Gathering of Farms Not Arms
May 6th 7:00 PM: Support Proyecto Chico Mendes (Concert/Show)
May 7th 7:00 PM: Ethnic Studies Strategy Session
May 11th 7:00 PM: Saul Landau will speak and show his new film
May 12th 7:00 PM: War resisters Camilo Mejia and Agustin Aguayo in Carmel
More Events On Santa Cruz Indymedia's Calendar:
Free Skool Picnic & Running a Free Skool
A Santa Cruz Free Skool Weekend
Free Skool Santa Cruz (FSSC) is holding their quarterly Community Picnic and Running a Free Skool workshop on the weekend of May 5th and 6th. Saturday May 5th kicks off a special Free Skool weekend with a Free Skool Community Picnic at noon at Ocean View Park. The next day, Sunday May 6th, FSSC is hosting a workshop on Running a Free Skool at 11am at the Big Yellow House.
Danny Glover Joins Boycott Against the University of California
Danny Glover Stands with Workers and Joins Boycott Against UC Berkeley and 3 other UCs
On April 26, 2007, Danny Glover announced that he is joining with Congresswoman Barbara Lee in supporting the ongoing boycott by UC workers against UC Berkeley due to the unsolved issue of pay equity for custodians. Before the boycott began last year, custodians who clean the dorms and classrooms at UC Berkeley have been urging the Chancellor to end poverty wages. According to the Economic Policy Institute 100% of the custodians at UC Berkeley earn a wage that is below the $19.78 per hour needed to support a one parent and one child household in the East Bay.
May Day 2007 events in Santa Cruz, Watsonville and Salinas
International Workers' Day Celebrations and Demonstrations in the Monterey Bay Area
Actions in the Monterey Bay Area included student walk-outs, marches, rallies with music and dancing as well as film screenings. In Salinas, four simultaneous marches joined together and went to the Soccer Complex for a rally. At Pajaro Valley High School, approximately 500 students walked out of school to demand justice for migrant people and a stop to the raids. The Movement for Immigrant Rights Alliance (M.I.R.A) at UC Santa Cruz organized a week of actions which included a May Day rally at UCSC and march downtown to join with a march from the Beach Flats. Also in Santa Cruz, the Reel Work Film Festival held a march down Pacific Avenue and over to the Vets Hall for songs, stories and films. In a march organized by the MigraWatch Network, thousands of people marched in the streets of Watsonville and Pajaro to protest against immigration raids. After the march and a rally in the Plaza with music, dancing, speeches and a performance by White Hawk Dancers, the Guerilla Drive-!
In screened the new documentary Crossing Arizona outside the office of the Watsonville Brown Berets.
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Iraq combat veterans, turned war resisters, speak out
Iraq war resisters, AgustÃn Aguayo and Camilo MejÃa, speak out against war in Bay Area
Just weeks after being released from a military stockade in Germany for refusing redeployment to Iraq, Agustin Aguayo will be joined by fellow war resisters on a greater San Francisco Bay Area speaking tour from May 9-18. Agustin served almost eight months in prison after fighting for nearly three years to be recognized as a conscientious objector. Agustin will explain for the first time why he chose jail instead of redeploying to Iraq.
Van Jones Speaks at UCSC on Growing Greener, Growing Together
Sustainability, Social Justice and the Future of the Progressive Movement
Van Jones spoke at UCSC on April 25, on "Growing Greener, Growing Together: Sustainability, Social Justice and the Future of the Progressive Movement." Van Jones is the Executive Director of the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, a national organization in Oakland, CA, that has focused on positive alternatives to incarceration and violence in urban America. Jones argues that the coming battle to save the planet could actually result in a sort of eco-apartheid unless we are able to make sure that low-income areas and communities of color are early participants in the creation of new "green-collar" jobs and industries.
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