left to right, unknown, me, Mica, and Valerie at the rally at the Capitol.
Bibu attended her first march Saturday, October 6 to protest Columbus Day. It was an awesome experience. Of course, she spent most of her time eating raisins and racing around the Capitol steps with her new friend Hugo (my co-worker and desk buddy), but I could tell she enjoyed her first march and rally.
Everyone had a good time - African-Americans, American Indians (Russell Means spoke- an interesting, to say the least, 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 so was Russell's lil bro Glen, who I met at one of the organizing meetings), and empathetic Italians stood side-by-side in solidarity. In the end, an anarchist was the only person arrested- and it was for crossing the street. Ironic maybe, but cops suck. Read more here about why we want to Transform Columbus Day.
Bibu. Maybe one day she'll paint the White House pink!