“The giant has risen.” Many use these words to describe the recent awake of immigrant rights gatherings across the country. Walks-outs, protests, and today’s boycott have brought the immigration issue to the forefront
of all Americans.
Oakland had its share of immigrant rights protesters who filled the City Center in a matter of seconds during the lunch hour. Many of these marchers gathered at the corner of E. 14th St./International Blvd. & 98th Ave. in Oakland to march to the downtown Oakland Federal Building.
From there, hundreds more organized by Mujeres Unidas y Activas joined the march at the Fruitvale Plaza at International Blvd. and Avenida de la Fuente/34th Ave.
By noon, the march that began on International Avenue funneled by Lake Merritt and into downtown Oakland at the Oakland Federal Building, where Congresswoman Barbara Lee hosted a press event.
* No More Second-Class Treatment
* No Jim Crow/Anti-Immigrant Laws
* Full and Equal Rights for Immigrants
* Defend Affirmative Action & Integration
* No More Separate and Unequal Educational Opportunities
* Build the New Mass, Integrated Civil Rights Movement