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Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo – Celebration of Cross-border Unity
May 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm$5
The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition invites you to our spring art and literature gala
The theme is rescuing the true meaning of Cinco de Mayo from the corporate commercialization as “Drinko de Mayo.” 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.
Art by Calixto Robles, Carina Lomeli, Txutxo Perez, Doug Minkler, Ricardo Levins Morales, Romeo Osorio, Ana Colomo, Ramon Deanda, David Duckworth, Talleres Populares 28J, Sara Thustra, Rodger Scott, Nancy Reese, Ling Lu, Erica Andrews
Music & Poetry by Una Flor, Un Canto y Una Poesia – Mario, Elizabeth and Nancy Esteva; Enrique Ramirez; Diego Sardaneta; Walter “Hurican” Gomez; Danza Folklorica Grupo Maiz
Sunday, May 5
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Redstone Labor Temple
2940 – 16th Street, San Francisco
(between Mission and South Van Ness, half-block from 16th St. BART)
$5 – admission
$5 – famous mole of Mario Esteva (also available for take-out orders)
a benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Las Hormigas in Ciudad Juarez
For more info, contact the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition, (415)863-1225, email@example.com, www.livingwage-sf.org