San Francisco Immigrant Rights Hunger Strikers were in good spirits last night during their nightly candlelight vigils. The weather was a little warmer and the wind wasn't ripping through the concrete barriers surrounding the SF Federal Building as much last night.
Richmond/San Pablo activist Marilyn Langlois who works with CALCARE, an anti-high stakes testing alliance, was there to support her fellow West Contra Costa County teacher/activist hunger strikers Raul Alcaraz and Cesar Cruz.
SF teachers and education activist have organized a support rally this Saturday 3/25 -
RALLY: Saturday, March 25th, 2006, Noon at the FederalBldg. (Golden Gate and Larkin, SF) Teachers 4 SocialJustice.
Media coverage from the progressive and alternative press has been good, but the mainstream press seem to be 'whiting out' the hunger strikers and immigrant communities in general.
For a great article see Beyond Chron
National Immigration Forum's Director Frank Sharry has a great piece in the New California Media's website as well -
For other resistance growing in immigrant communities -
check out the Immigrant Solidarity Network -
March 25-28 Nationawide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity!
3/25 Los Angeles GRAN MARCHA 2006!10 AM OLYMPIC AND BROADWAY, LOS ANGELESURL: http://www.nohr4437.org/Info: Jesse Diaz: (951)756-5712
3/25: Immigrant Rally at Denver, COSaturday, March 25th 10:00 AMCivic Center Park, downtown Denver, COContact: Jordan T. Garcia (303)623-3464
3/26 New York, NY: Protest HR 4437 NYC1:00 PM, at 165th Street and AudubonContact: Radhames (646)796-8657
3/26 Los Angeles, CA: Religious Mass, 3:30 PM Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels 555 West Temple St. Los Angeles, CAInfo: (213)637-7690
March 26-28 Washington DC: Conference & lobbying day Organized by Rights Working Group. URL: http://www.rightsworkinggroup.org/
3/27 Washington DC: National Action at the Capitol for Immigrant RightsMarch 27, 2006 @ 11 AMWest Lawn of the United States Capitol
Local SF Immigrant Rigths info -