Colo. woman makes Disney dizzy
info from: Amanda Schiavo, May 08, 2013
"Disney Enterprises Inc. issued a statement saying the company will no longer seek trademark on Día De Los Muertos.
"Originally Disney Corp. wanted the holiday name for the title of a film. However a woman from Nederland, CO started a petition to stop the company's trademark application and stopped the conglomerate from exploiting the Mexican holiday. The petition started by Grace Sesma gathered more than 17,500 signatures. Disney changed the film title, dropped the trademark application.
"Día De Los Muertos is a Mexican holiday celebrating and honoring friends and family who have died. In order to celebrate, all of Mexico shuts down on November 1st and 2nd. People dress in costume and "build altars using sugar skulls, marigolds and anything that the departed liked and visit their graves with these gifts." Read the whole story here.
43rd Chicano Moratorium Commemoration
Saturday, August 24, 2013 9:00am
Salazar Park, Los Angeles, California
Please join us for the "All Out 43rd Chicano Moratorium Commemoration" March and Rally against
*State and Border Patrol Brutality and Racial Profiling
*Attack on Chicano Studies
March Begins @ Belvedere Park on 1st and Mednik Ave. to Program and Rally @ Salazar Park 3864 Whittier Blvd., East Los. Program will include Political Gust speakers and Entertainment regarding Education, La Mujer. Indigenous Movement, Police Brutality, Political Prisoners and "Against the War".
National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque
MEChA National 1st Liaison Meeting
Mecha De Alta-Califas Sur, Aztlán del Noroeste
Saturday, August 17, 2013 10:00am in PDT
Ready for nationals 2014 at the University of Northern Colorado? All Chapters welcome! We will discuss logistics for next year's nationals as well as hosting chapters for the upcoming year. If you want to change something through the national structure, please attend.
Contact Jehoan Espinoza 818.571.5785 if you have any questions.
UCSD, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla
Night Of Solidarity For Environmental Justice In The Central Valley
Leon S. & Pete P. Peters Educational Center, Fresno, California
Friday, September 6, 2013 5:30pm PDT
at Peters Education Center Auditorium
West of Save-Mart Center in the Student Recreation Center Building. CSU Fresno Parking is not enforced after 4 pm on Fridays
Featuring the Central Valley Film Premiere of
A Fierce Green Fire -The Battle for a Living Planet
Discussion with filmmaker Mark Kitchell and grassroots activists from Kettleman City, Fresno & other valley communities
Sponsors: Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice * El Pueblo/People for Clean Air and Water of Kettleman City * Central California Environmental Justice Network * Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment * Fresno Brown Berets * Fresno Metro Ministry * Fresno Center for Nonviolence * Global Community Monitor * Peace Fresno * Reedley Peace Center * Sierra Club Tehipite Chapter * Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
For information, contact Greenaction (559) 583-0800 www.greenaction.org
All CineCulture film screenings on campus are free and open to the public. Go here for more information.
A Night of Dreams: A DACA Fundraiser/Noche de Sueños
Fresno Immigrant Youth in Action - FIYA MeCha de Fresno
814 N Van Ness Ave Fresno, Califas
Thursday, August 15, 2013 5:00pm until 8:00pm
Countless local immigrant youth in the Central Valley are priced out of the Deferred Action process. In the year since Deferred Action was announced, we have met many of these youth who are ready to pursue their dreams but are struggling to pay the $500 in fees per application. Our goal for this event is to raise $5,000 to sponsor 10 applications.
The night's program will include: Experiences of immigrant youth that received their work permit • Showcase of the group's work in advocating for just ... and more
Fresno Immigrant Youth in Action - FIYA are now accepting donations online through the Fresno Center for Nonviolence! We welcome donations of any size through Paypal or using your credit card. If you have any questions/concerns or if you would like to make a donation in person please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 559-464-5180. Thank you for helping us make someone's dream a reality!
Caminata A Oficina Del Congresista Devin Nunez Para Una Reforma Migratoria
Tuesday, August 13, 2013, 5:00pm
Corner of Shaw Ave and Clovis Ave. Fresno, CA
El congresista republicano Devin Nunez, no se ha comprometido a apoyar una reforma Migratoria Justa y Humana.No se ha reunido con nuestras organizaciones.No ha participado en Foros comunitarios. Es tiempo que el Congresista Devin Nunez de la Cara. Nos reuniremos a las 5:00 pm y saldremos caminando a las 5:30pm. a las 6:00 pm inicia el Rally.