For the first time since the initial Peace and Unity march in 1994, the Watsonville Police were given a large role in determining the route of the march.
More than 150 people participated in the annual march to commemorate the lives of community members who have been killed since 1994.
Five traditional string musicians from Acayucan, Veracruz, Mexico known as the collective “Son Altepee,” were at the Springfield Grange in Watsonville touring a short documentary film, performing live music, and sharing their perspectives.
Although my obvious editorial interests were peace, justice and labor issues, and was often labeled “alternative”, my status as “press” was always respected, never questioned!!
The rally began with music by La Sangre. High School students, parents, teachers and union members spoke at the rally.
People throughout the Monterey Bay Area marched, danced, and sang, with style and grace, at the historic, first annual, Watsonville LGBTI Pride Celebration.
Hundreds of families, students and workers participated in May Day activities in Watsonville which included a rally in the plaza with speakers.
The MigraWatch Network has become a dynamic grouping of people and organizations based in Watsonville dedicated to securing human rights for all people.