Denver Walkout to protest racist AZ law
Friday, April 30, 2010
1:30am – 4:30am
Various: see below
Exactly a week later….WALKOUT in the Denver-metro area this Friday, April 30th (part of a state & nationwide action).
We can’t let history repeat itself!
Not in Arizona…Not anywhere!
1953-56: “Operation Wetback” – Local police and border patrol officials detained and deported EVERYONE they suspected of being undocumented, many of which were actually US citizens. In total, over 2 million were deported from across the US.
April 23, 2010: Passage of SB 1070 in Arizona – Regardless of whether a crime is being committed, police MUST demand proof of citizenship of EVERYONE they suspect is undocumented and arrest those who cannot provide it. This backward and divisive law promotes racial profiling and terrorizes the community.
Our demands of President Obama:
1) Intervene & defend the people of Arizona
2) Reassert the federal government’s control over immigration law by making it clear that states do not have the authority to enforce immigration law
3) Immediately suspend & terminate all police-ICE partnerships
4) Place a direct order to ICE & the Department of Homeland Security to stop all raids & deportations across the US
5) Pass comprehensive immigration reform NOW
WALKOUT in the Denver-metro area this Friday, April 30th (part of a state & nationwide action).
In most cases, students will walkout @ 1:30pm (depends on travel time & to be determined at each school…for example: Lincoln @ 12pm)
MARCH TO THE CAPITOL!!!!
Denver meeting spots:
Viking Park (Speer & Federal) @ 2pm
Sunken Gardens (11th & Speer) @ 2pm
City Park @ 2pm
Lincoln HS @ 12pm (will pick up students from Kepner MS & KIPP schools along the way)
2:30-3:30pm: Entertainment with music, spoken word/poetry, etc:
3:30pm: Rally program starts…community members giving powerful speeches
Spread the word!!!! We still need help with outreach & security/marshalling. If you’re a student and need help or are a community member willing to help, post a message here & someone will contact you.