BAMN restores Oakland’s Cinco de Mayo celebration! (VIDEOS + SPEECHES)


On Cinco de Mayo (May 5, 2013), BAMN marched down Oakland’s International Boulevard to celebrate CINCO DE MAYO and demand FULL CITIZENSHIP RIGHTS FOR ALL. Oakland Mayor Jean Quan had cancelled Oakland’s annual celebration, expressing fear of Oakland’s powerful Latina/o and immigrant communities. After a week of organizing and exposing this political decision, BAMN won the restoration of this celebration in Oakland’s Fruitvale District.

Read BAMN’s flyer for the Cinco de Mayo holiday

Watch BAMN’s speeches at the Cinco de Mayo celebration, and scenes from the march!


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