Today is a big day of action.
I actually was really tired last night & fell asleep around 7pm. I woke around 6am, which was good because I got breakfast with a friend and then it was off to the day’s first action. Today is Cesar Chavez’s birthday, and so I marched with the Austin community from a library in my East Austin neighborhood down to City Hall. The costumes were colorful, the people beautiful, and the weather great for marching together.
After reaching City Hall, a couple of us confronted Austin’s mayor about the hypocrisy of supporting Cesar Chavez while giving the city’s money to Chase Bank, a corporation that harms the very people Chavez pledged his life to protect.
After a quick trip to the café around the corner for mimosas, I took a bus home to rest. My day is far from over though — I’m about to head back downtown for the Keystone XL Pipeline protest, where Occupy Austin hopes to connect with the American Indian Movement & other activists. Then, tonight, I’ll attend the Million Hoodies March for Trayvon Martin, Byron Carter, and other recent victims of racial violence.
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