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12th Annual Peace and Unity March, October 16th

The 12th Annual Peace & Unity March will be held at the Downtown Plaza, in Watsonville, California, on Sunday, October 16th, 2005. The rally begins at 11:00 A.M. and the march begins at 1:00 P.M.
12th Annual Peace & Unity March!
October 16th, 2005 - 11:00 AM -

Watsonville Plaza
The annual Peace & Unity March began after the brutal murder of Jorge (16) and his little sister Jessica (9) Cortez. Jorge and Jessica were gunned down execution style outside a panaderia in Pajaro one February evening. A few months later, Tony Valdivia (19) was shot to death in a local beach party. Local youth were outraged and decided to do something about it. This march conmemorates all carnales and carnalas who have died of gang, domestic, and international violence in our community.
For 11 consecutive years the Brown Berets have brought the different barrios together in a march which encompasses Watsonville as a whole. We are not only advocating for peace, but also for unity within our barrios.

The 12th Annual Peace & Unity March will be held at the Downtown Plaza, in Watsonville, California, on Sunday, October 16th, 2005. The rally begins at 11:00 A.M. and the march begins at 1:00 P.M.

Please join us in this very important event and help us spread the message of peace throughout our barrios!


For more info visit: www.brownberets.info

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For reference:

Family, friends to rally in Watsonville for victims of violence (Peace and Unity 2004)

By TOM RAGAN

Sentinel staff writer

Erick Lopez never lived to see the new millennium. Never got to dance with his sister, Elva, when she turned 15. Never went on to become a disc jockey.

Instead his world ended on Halloween night in 1999 after someone in a skeleton mask walked up to him and shot him in the neck with a sawed-off shotgun.

He was 19. He died instantly. There were no last words. Police never found a motive, though from the get-go it was suspected to be gang-related.

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Peace and Unity March 2004

Here are a few photos of last year's Peace and Unity March. Photos by Bob Fitch.
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Peace and Unity March 2004. Photos by Bob Fitch.
 

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