March and Rally for Peace in Santa Cruz

In response to recent gun shots and assaults in Santa Cruz, a march and rally took place on July 29, 2006, as a way for various communities to unite against violence and call for peace in the streets. Three seperate marches, Live Oak/East Side, Beach Flats and West Side, converged at Louden Nelson Park. White Hawk Aztec Dancers led moms, dads, kids, musicians, students, workers, people living in rehabilitation homes, folklóricos and others through the streets of Santa Cruz. The rally in the park consisted of young speakers, dancers, musicians and Santa Cruz politicos.

The events were sponsored by Barrios Unidos, Resource Center for Non-Violence, Live Oak Family Resource Center, For the People, Santa Cruz Neighbors, Garfield Church, Beach Flats Community Center, Familia Center, Youth Services and many more organizations and individuals.

Crossposted at Indybay.org.

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.