Youth and Power in Watsonville

On May 27, 2005, the Fourth Annual Youth and Power event took place at the Veterans Memorial Building in Watsonville. The theme was “Youth Empowerment Through Art, Education, and Music.” About three hundred people, mostly teenagers, enjoyed an evening of music, dancing and great food!

Tomas comments, “…this event will never just come and go. It was about planting seeds of consciousness and revolution in the minds of our young people of Watsonville.I think we accomplished that. Events like ours rarely get attention of the local mainstream press, but let the growers put on some drunkfest like the Strawberry Festival and the press is all over it. No big deal, because our work continues. Thanks Indymedia for covering Youth and Power and thanks to the Watsonville Brown Berets for all the work you do in this community.”

Crossposted at Santa Cruz Indymedia: Part I, Part II, Part III & Part IV.

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.