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Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo

May 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$25

The San Francisco Living Wage Coalition invites you to our Spring art and literature gala

Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo

Celebration of Cross-border Unity
Come to see independent art and enjoy live music and poetry, while promoting a more just economy! Features a live and silent art auction.

Monday, May 5
6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Redstone Labor Temple
2940 – 16th St., room 302, San Francisco
(between Mission and South Van Ness, half-block from 16th St. BART)

$5 to $25 sliding scale – admission
complimentary food and drinks

a benefit for the San Francisco Living Wage Coalition and Las Hormigas in Ciudad Juarez.

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.

Details

Date:
May 5, 2014
Time:
6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cost:
$25

Organizer

San Francisco Living Wage Coalition
Phone:
415-863-1225
Email:
sflivingwage@riseup.net
Website:
http://www.livingwage-sf.org/

Venue

Redstone Labor Temple
2940 16th St., #301
San Francisco, CA 94103 United States
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Phone:
415-863-1225
Website:
http://www.livingwage-sf.org/