Join us for The People’s Street Festival
Celebrating International Workers’ Day and the 99%
12 Noon, Gathering at Montgomery & Market, San Francisco Financial District
A day of Protest, Performance, Art & Culture
We will be reclaiming the financial district for the 99%! Celebrate historic and present day worker and immigrant community struggles through:
Street Theater • Participatory Flashmob Dance • Peoples’ Assembly • Protest Art • Teach-ins • And more! Bring your own creativity!
On International Workers Day, join the Oakland Sin Fronteras’ contingent in the
March for Immigrant Rights! :: Tuesday, May 1, 2012 ::
3:00pm: GATHER AT FRUITVALE BART PLAZA
3:30pm: ASSEMBLE ON INTERNATIONAL for opening rally & program
4:00pm: MARCH DOWN INTERNATIONAL BOULEVARD
5:30pm: ARRIVE 14TH & BROADWAY for a community rally with speakers and performers!
Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Xican@ Moratorium Coalition, Anakbayan East Bay, Dignidad Rebelde
Eastside Cultural Center, Filipino Advocates for Justice, Alameda Labor AFL-CIO Council, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Hand in Hand National Domestic Employers Association, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Causa Justa;Just Cause, 67 Sueños, Young Workers United AYPAL, Youth Together, ACUDIR, La Raza Centro Legal/Day Laborers, Filipino Community Center, and more….
Why are we marching?
Oakland Sin Fronteras 2012 DEMANDS:
LEGALIZATION FOR ALL UNDOCUMENTED IMMIGRANTS
SUPPORT WORKERS RIGHTS
Support immigrant workers’ campaigns to defend their rights. End workplace enforcement programs like raids and I-9 Audits (that has resulted in the firings of thousands of immigrant workers, at Pacific Steel, American Apparel, Chipotle,to name a few). Pass AB 889 the Domestic Worker Bill of Rights.
STOP THE DEPORTATION OF ALL IMMIGRANTS
End the continuing harassment, racial profiling, detention and deportation of immigrants. Nearly 400,000 immigrants have been deported from the U.S. in just the past year, which is about 45 people deported every hour.
STOP THE CRIMINALIZATION OF IMMIGRANTS
BY FEDERAL AND LOCAL POLICE
Stop government surveillance of immigrant communities by the Dept. of Homeland Security through enforcement programs like “Secure Communities”. Stop the local “gang injunctions” and 100 block initiatives that criminalize Black and Brown youth. Redirect resources toward the prevention of root causes of crime in our neighborhoods, such as chronic poverty and systemic racism.
END U.S. MILITARY AGGRESSION & OTHER POLICIES
THAT DISPLACE COMMUNITIES GLOBALLY
More than 200 million people have been forced to leave their country of origin because of war, environmental degradation and unequal trade policies. Stop U.S. military aggression and intervention in the Middle East, Asia-Pacific, Africa and throughout the world. Stop policies like NAFTA, CAFTA and AFTA that force farmers off their land in Mexico and Central America, increases poverty and forces migration from underdeveloped countries globally. We want a stop to the use of U.S. taxpayer money to bail-out wall street and sustain policies of globalization which are responsible for pushing millions of U.S. families out of their homes and uprooting millions more globally.
DEFEND AND EXPAND ETHNIC STUDIES
Protect Ethnic Studies programs from attack in Arizona and throughout the country. We demand a stop to the book banning which is a violation of First Amendment rights. Ethnic Studies programs should be expanded to make educational curricula accurate and inclusive of all U.S. residents, and because it is a critical tool for ending institutionalized racism.