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Stop the Repression! Fundraiser for Alex Sanchez: "Hijos de la Guerra" and Hip Hop Show

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 1:00 AM


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." This event will be broadcast live on KPFA "La Onda Bajita" and local pirate radio stations. More music will be announced.

HIJOS DE LA GUERRA (movie synopsis)

Hijos de la Guerra tells the story of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), an international Hispanic street gang founded by Salvadoran civil war refugees, which the U.S government singles out as the fastest-growing and most violent gang in the
country.

The film explores the individual motivations behind gang membership and the ensuing explosion of fratricidal violence, as well as the complex role of social and government policy in attempting to contain and yet unintentionally encouraging the spread of the gang.

At its inception, the newly formed gang channeled the widespread trauma that a genocidal civil war had wrought on an entire generation of orphaned and militarized kids into fanatical violence. This formed the basis for MS-13's explosive growth.

Artist Website's
http://www.myspace.com/thebrownbuffaloproject
http://www.myspace.com/paralagente
http://www.myspace.com/mentespeligrosas
http://www.myspace.com/poeticstimulator
http://www.myspace.com/reporteilegalmusica
original image (2300x2977) For more event information:
http://wearealex.org Added to the calendar on Wednesday Aug 26th, 2009 1:22 PM

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1817 Soquel Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

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