L. to R. Me, Mica, and Valerie at the rally at the Capitol.
The Little Activist
Sadio attended her first march Saturday, October 6 to protest Columbus Day. It was a great experience, awe-inspiring. Okay, so she spent most of her time eating raisins and racing all around the Capitol steps with her new friend Hugo (a co-worker of mine), but I could tell she enjoyed her first little march and rally.
All in all, a good time was had by all, as African-Americans, American Indians (Russell Means spoke-- he's, uh, interesting, but it was cool seeing him), Chicanos/Latinos (my E.D. Tony Garcia, also a playwright and director, let his hair down --literally-- strummed his guitar, and sang a pretty protest song about how the cops mess with you when you're brown. Corky Gonzales was there, too, btw), and empathetic Italians stood side-by-side in solidarity. Only one person got arrested --an anarchist-- and it was for crossing the street. Ironic maybe, but cops suck. Read more here about why we want to
Transform Columbus Day.