Thursday, March 23, 2006

MY FORT WORTH: Rally/march, Rally/fest, and Alterna-skool this wk-end

It's gonna be a great weekend to BE ACTIVE in the comunidad aqui en Fort Worth ("forte wes").

Some events to attend this weekend:

1. Annual "SI, SE PUEDE" ("Yes, we can") marcha and rally in tribute to Cesar Chavez, movimiento activista and founder of the United Farmworkers Union (UFW).

FRIDAY, MARCH 24th - marcha at 6pm, rally afterwards in school cafeteria.

The march will start and end @ Cesar Chavez Primary School, located at 3710 Deen Rd, Fort Worth. The march begins at 6:00 p.m., & will travel through the area neighborhood for one mile. Cesar Chavez Primary School will host a carnival with games and food for parents, students, and the community. A rally will be held in the school cafeteria with speakers and entertainers.

In the spirit of Cesar Chavez, this is an event to bring the community and school together to celebrate the memory of the selfless crusader for justice and the importance of education.

[Note: I am on the slate of speakers for the rally. I will "speak" at approx. 8:15pm.]

2. "Free the Vote Rally and Performance Event"

SATURDAY, MARCH 25th - 12noon-7:30pm (or so) - Trinity Park Shelter, Fort Worth.

A day of festivities, music, spoken word, and info-sharing. Bring blankets, food. Sponsored by the Tarrant County Green Party. This event will launch the petition drive for the Tarrant County Green Party to obtain ballot access for November elections.

[Note: Both CodePink FW and Peaceful Vocations (PV) will be tabling at this event. Come on out; the weather should be warmer, with sunshine predicted.]



This the latest in an ongoing series of "liberation school"-type days that the folks at 1919 Hemphill periodically coordinate.

SUNDAY, MARCH 26th - 2pm to 10pm (another long day!)

$10 donation (dinner is included) for all the learning you can eat. Don't let the money thing be a deterrent; no one will be turned away. Sessions and skill-shares on such topics as: comic book-making, menstral (sic) health, basic HTML for websites, DIY theater (with Zoe), yoga, and more! PV is scheduled to lead a session at 7pm. Childcare, apparently, will be provided.

hasta la victoria!

[post a comment if you have questions about any of these events...and i'll try to reply asap.]

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