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Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo – Celebration of cross-border unity
May 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition invites you to our spring cultural gala
Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo
Celebration of Cross-border Unity
On May 5, 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.
Speakers are Dolores Huerta and Elvia Villescas.
Art by Calixto Robles, Carina Lomeli, Michelle Acosta, Andrea Valencia, Doug Minkler, Art Hazelwood, Romeo Osorio, Txutxo Perez, Ana Colomo, Ramon Deanda, Talleres Populares 28J, Sara Thustra, Rodger Scott, Nancy Reese, Ronnie Goodman, Rzy Ormandy, Jose Mejia, Adriana Madrigal, Debra Walker, John Weaver
Music & Poetry by Diana Gameros, Francisco Herrera, Elizabeth Esteva; Diego Sardaneta, Enrique Ramirez, Rafael Jesús González, and Jack Hirschman
Tuesday, May 5
6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Register for the online event at www.livingwage-sf.org
A benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Las Hormigas in Ciudad Juarez