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Peregrinación Por La Paz

Greater Los Angeles Route – March 16-20, 2006

The 241-mile March for Peace from Tijuana to San Francisco
This quest for peace, in homage to Mahatma Gandhi’s historic 1930 Salt March, will start in Tijuana, Mexico, go through the Marine Corps Depot at Camp Pendleton and the Cesar Chavez burial site in La Paz, CA (near Tehachapi), and end in The Mission district of San Francisco with a memorial ceremony and blood drive. The March will begin on March 12, arrive at La Paz on March 22, and culminate in San Francisco on March 27. The leaders through Los Angeles are Fernando Suarez del Solar, whose son, Jesus, was one of the first Latinos to die in the Iraq War, and Pablo Paredes, U.S. Navy sailor who was court-martialed for refusing to board his ship carrying Marines bound for Iraq.

tentative itinerary, Tijuana, Mexico to Orange County, CA:
Sunday, March 12: Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego, CA
Monday, March 13: Escondido, CA to San Marcos, CA
Tuesday, March 14: Vista, CA to Camp Pendleton
Wednesday, March 15: Costa Mesa / Santa Ana / Orange
Join the March at the following Los Angeles area locations (events provisional):
Thursday, March 16: Long Beach to Maywood
7:30 AM rally / press conference, County Courthouse, Ocean Blvd. & Magnolia Ave., downtown Long Beach
Noon Rally, Houghton Park / Jordan HS, Atlantic Avenue, south of Artesia Boulevard, North Long Beach
5:30 PM meeting Padres Unidos de Maywood (PUMA) 2040 Slauson Blvd
7:00 PM • St. Matthias Church • Chase Room • 7056 Washington Ave, Whittier. Info: (562) 698-9154

Friday, March 17: Santa Fe Springs to East LA/Boyle Heights
9:00 AM rally/press conference: district office of U.S. Rep. Grace Napolitano, 11627 East Telegraph Rd
Noon rally, Salazar Park, Whittier Blvd., east of Indiana Ave.
3:00 PM join the Latinos Against War March at 6th and Soto Streets; rally at recruitment center, 8th and Soto

Saturday, March 18: La Placita to Hollywood and Vine Anti-war March
7:30 AM mass, 8:00 AM startup assembly at La Placita – Olvera Street
10:15 AM speak at AFSC’s Eyes Wide Open exhibit, MacArthur Park
12:45 PM join at front of anti-war march – Hollywood and Vine
3:00 PM speak at peace Rally Hollywood and Highland – info: 323-464-1636
6:00 PM South Central Farm, Alameda & 41st Sts.

Sunday, March 19: Los Angeles to Arlington West, Santa Monica Beach
1:00 PM march beginning at Westwood Federal Bldg., Wilshire Blvd & Veteran Ave., Los Angeles
4:00 PM arrive at Arlington West, Santa Monica Beach

Monday, March 20: Northridge to San Fernando and Oxnard
9-11 AM Rally and Demonstration at CSU Northridge, 18111 Nordhoff Street, Northridge
11 AM - 4 PM March about 10 miles to end point, Cesar Chavez Park, 208 Park Avenue, San Fernando
4-7 PM Rally and Speeches at Cesar Chavez Park (formerly San Fernando Park)
7:30 PM North Oxnard United Methodist Church, 2300 West Gonzalez Road, Oxnard (805) 485-0778

tentative itinerary, Oxnard to San Francisco:

Tuesday, March 21: Oxnard to Mojave area

Wednesday, March 22: Mojave area to Tehachapi

Thursday, March 23: Tehachapi to Keene

Friday, March 24: Fresno

Saturday, March 25: Watsonville

Sunday, March 26: San Jose

Monday, March 27: San Francisco

Events organized by the following groups and others: American Friends Service Committee, ANSWER LA, Coalition Against Militarism in the Schools, Coalition for World Peace, CodePink, Foothills Peace Coalition, GAPP, Global Exchange, Interfaith Communities United for Justice and Peace, ISO, Latin@s Against the War, Latinos for America, Latinos for Peace, Long Beach Area Peace Alliance, Mexican American Political Association, MFSO-OC, National Immigrant Solidarity Network, Padres Unidos de Maywood, San Pedro Neighbors for Peace and Justice, SoCalDMC, Topanga Peace Alliance, United Farm Workers, U.S. Tour of Duty, Ventura County Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions, Veterans for Peace, Whittier Area Peace & Justice Coalition, World Can’t Wait
• Info: (626) 791-1978 ext 130 •



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