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More About Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo
May 5, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm$5
The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition invites you to our spring art and literature gala Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo, a celebration of cross-border unity!
- On May 5th, 1862, a people’s militia fought invading French troops in the town of Puebla, Mexico, defeating an army twice its size. Napoleon was planning to intervene in the U.S. Civil War on the side of the slavocracy. The intervention of the French could have been a decisive factor leading to a Confederate victory in the Civil War. After the battle of Gettysburg, Union forces joined Mexicans in their efforts to drive out the French monarchy and reinstall the democratically elected President Benito Juarez. Today, more than ever, we need unity in a renewed struggle for greater democracy, especially economic democracy.
ART by: Ricardo Levins Morales, Doug Minkler, Carina Lomeli, Txutxo Perez, Ana Colomo, Ramon Deanda, Talleres Populares 28 J, Andrea Valencia, Michelle Acosta, Rene Yanez, and Calixto Robles.
MUSIC by: Francisco Herrera, Nancy Esteva, Mario Esteva, Elizabeth Esteva, and Diego Sardaneta.
Complimentary FOOD by: San Jalisco
TICKETS are just $5 and can be purchased at the door.
Please join us in reclaiming the TRUE meaning of this holiday on Saturday May 5th, 2018 from 6:00PM-9:00PM at 2940-16th Street, San Francisco CA.
A benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition.