Thousands Celebrate Four Twenty in the Forest at UC Santa Cruz

On Wednesday, April 20th, thousands of people participated in the annual pilgrimage to Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz to celebrate Four Twenty. People adapted to the drizzle throughout the afternoon and took shelter in the woodlands and under redwoods surrounding the meadow. This year a couple of decent sized speakers were kicking out jams, mostly reggae, from the redwoods on a hill.

Four Twenty (known to some as “amateurs’ day”) in Porter Meadow at UC Santa Cruz is an unorganized annual tradition.

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We Are One Rally in Santa Cruz Stands with Wisconsin, Ohio, Florida, etc..

Solidarity actions with embattled workers in the states continue this week as part of the April 4 Days of Action, with more than 1,200 events, including teach-ins, vigils, faith services and town halls. In the Monterey and San Francisco Bay Area, demonstrations were held on April 4 in Salinas, Hollister, Watsonville, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Vallejo, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Novato and elsewhere. In Santa Cruz, over 500 people rallied at the County Courthouse to support local public service workers, as well as those in Wisconsin and other states. In addition to Martin Luther King Jr., the work of Cesar E. Chavez was recognized at the Santa Cruz rally.

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