On April 20, 2005, about 150 people marched from the base of the UCSC campus to the Santa Cruz County Building in downtown Santa Cruz. Once at the County Building, there was a rally with elementary students and parents from Watsonville, students from Santa Cruz High School, UCSC students and supportive members of the Santa Cruz community.
After the rally the County Building, people decided to take their messages to the corners of Ocean and Water Streets.
Simultaneous marches took place statewide, in the Bay Area, San Diego, and Los Angeles.
Five Santa Cruz High School students that are concerned about education, and doing something about it!
Singing and dancing
Fritz performed some spoken word poetry which got us all fired up!
Seems Big Brother was out again in Santa Cruz and he knows who “ditched” school. Better not try to forge a note from your mom…. Do you feel more safe and secure now? Is Homeland Security active in Santa Cruz, or what?
These youngsters from Watsonville chanted, “Terminate the Terminator.”
Students of all ages walked out of school to call attention to the public education crisis..