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Where:Barrios Unidos, 1817 Soquel Avenue, Santa Cruz, California, United States, 95062
Stop the Repression! Fundraiser for Alex Sanchez: "Hijos de la Guerra" and Hip Hop Show

Date Friday September 25

Time 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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Location Details

Barrios Unidos
1817 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA


Event Type Fundraiser

Organizer/Author Solo Educado

Email talejo3 [at] msn.com

Stop the Repression! Fundraiser for Alex Sanchez

Alex Sanchez's family migrated from El Salvador in the 1970s. He was a former gang member who turned his life around becoming an internationally recognized peacemaker and co-founding Homies Unidos in Los Angeles in 1998. On June 24, 2009, Alex was arrested and named in a federal indictment based on weak evidence, charging him among a group of twenty-three others as an active gang member. He is being held without bail in spite of widespread support for his release.
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Friday September 25, 2009, 6pm
Barrios Unidos
1817 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA

Live Broadcast on La Onda Bajita KPFA.org

On September 25, we will host a movie and music fundraising event in support of Alex Sanchez. In addition, guest speakers from Homies Unidos and Barrios Unidos, will address issues on current gang suppression activities and how the war on gangs is a war on marginalized youth of color.

Come check out hip-hop artists:

BROWN BFLO,
Para La Gente,
Machetero,
Poetic S.,
Reporte Ilegal

and our featured documentary movie, "Hijos de la Guerra.&q
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