Wednesday, March 29, 2006

10 De Abril 2006

ILUS DAVIS PARK—11th Street Entre Locust y Oak
Kansas City, Missouri

AHORA ES EL MOMENTO para influir el voto del Senado de los EEUU sobre la reforma

Tenemos que decir a nuestros Senadores: ¡Rechacen H.R. 4437 y las propuestas ilógicas y contra-inmigrantes! ¡Apoya a las soluciones que proveerán un camino hasta la ciudadanía para los inmigrantes trabajadores, reunirán a las familias, y repararán el Sueño Americano!
¡Aprenda sobre el debate actual sobre la inmigración y haga que se escuche su voz!

Para más información, llame a:

Melinda Lewis, El Centro, Inc.: 913-677-0100 x.119
Lynda Callon, Westside CAN Center: 816-842-1298
KCATA (información sobre los autobuses): 816-221-0660
Martha Ramirez (información sobre el transporte—disponible desde Kansas): 816-960-8605

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Reporting in the Los Angeles Times

More Than 500,000 Rally in L.A. for Immigrants' Rights

By Teresa Watanabe and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer2:51 PM PST, March 25, 2006

"Joining what some are calling the nation's largest mobilization of immigrants ever, hundreds of thousands of people boisterously marched in downtown Los Angeles Saturday to protest federal legislation that would crack down on undocumented immigrants, penalize those who help them and build a security wall on the U.S. southern border. Spirited crowds representing labor, religious groups, civil-rights advocates and ordinary immigrants stretched over 26 blocks of downtown Los Angeles from Adams Blvd. along Spring Street and Broadway to City Hall, tooting kazoos, waving American flags and chanting "Si se puede!" (Yes we can!). The crowd, estimated by police at more than 500.000, represented one of the largest protest marches in Los Angeles history, surpassing Vietnam War demonstrations and the 70,000 who rallied downtown against Proposition 187, a 1994 state initiative that denied public benefits to undocumented migrants.

The marchers included both longtime residents and the newly arrived, bound by a desire for a better life and a love for this county."

Thursday, March 16, 2006

From HBO films:

"A film with a powerful message that resonates 38 years after the events it depicts occurred, Walkout is the stirring true story of the Chicano students of East LA, who in 1968 staged several dramatic walkouts in their high schools to protest academic prejudice and dire school conditions. Aided by a popular and progressive young teacher, Sal Castro, Paula Crisostomo and a group of young Chicano activists battle parents, teachers, bureaucrats, the police and public opinion to make their point. Along the way, the students learn profound lessons about embracing their own identity and standing up for what they believe in. Set in 1968, a tumultuous year that shook America to its foundation, Walkout is a vivid reminder that people can change the world."

This is the link:

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

From the Consulado De Mexico en Chicago

"En un acto sin precedente, más de 100 mil personas de distintas nacionalidades se manifestaron el viernes 10 de marzo en Chicago contra la iniciativa de ley 4437 y a favor de una reforma justa para los migrantes que ya radican en este país, en lo que podría considerarse una de las marchas más copiosas registradas en este país y la más numerosa encabezada por hispanos, en su gran mayoría mexicanos."

Friday, March 03, 2006

3rd Annual Fiesta Mexicana

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Noon - 6 p.m.

Celebrate the spirit of Mexico with live music, traditional dancing, and great local food at Union Station. For the third year, Sprint Festival Plaza will be transformed into a Mexican-style marketplace with food vendors and merchants displaying their wares.

Highlights of this year's family-friendly Fiesta include:

» Performances by Kansas City's own El Grupo Folklorico Atotonilco, one of the best Mexican folk dance companies in the country.

» Music by Marimba Sol de Chiapas, Andean Express and Paradize Band.

» El Show de Chispita inside Science City, with face painting, balloon art, singing and dancing led by the irrepressible Chispita the Clown.

» Free make-and-take crafts provided by Mattie Rhodes Arts Center, a caricature artist and much more!

$7 per person - includes admission to KC Rail Experience, Science City and the Smithsonian traveling exhibit Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers.

Union Station Members & children 3 and under get in FREE.

Call 816-460-2020 or order online.