Noon, Sunday, Oct. 28, Downtown Federal Building--Join us for a press conference in support of migrants, farm workers, and the people on our streets and reservations--the forgotten and invisible victims of San Diego's firestorm.
CHICANO PARK: BORDER ANGELS/MAPA UPDATE
PRESS CONFERENCE: 12:00 NOON, FEDERAL BUILDING, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2007
Today, Saturday, will be our last official collection date (for our region's fire victims @ Chicano Park). We will soon be shifting our collection point to a location to be announced.
Since Monday, after our original call out, the community has responded with supplies and assistance. Greg Morales (MAPA) and Enrique Morones (BORDER ANGELS) thank you all.
Greg, Enrique and all that have joined our effort have paid special attention to the “forgotten and invisible community”--the migrants in the fields, people on the farm lands, on the streets and reservations.
This fire storm has brought out the best and sometimes the worst in people. There have been several cases of discrimination, intimidation and inequity in the relief efforts and we want to make it clear…that we are one community, and we want to be sure all the needs of the entire community are met. We will continue to reach out to those in need and demand that we will not tolerate discrimination or intimidation of any kind.
“While with KATRINA, many of our African American brethren were unfairly treated and characterized, now it's us, the Latino community, that are often targeted” states Enrique Morones of Border Angels & Gente Unida.
Please be sure to join us as we will ask other community members and organizations to join us. We realize there are many people involved in reaching out to our brethren and this is greatly appreciated. As Martin Luther King taught us “injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
Contact for more info: Border Angels @ (619) 269-7865
Contact re: donations: Joni @ (619) 549-8082