Friday, August 29, 2008

DNC Day Five: Si, Se Puede

No, I didn't get tickets to the Invesco affair, but the DNC closed on an upbeat note when 1000 people gathered for an Immigration Rights March that went from Rude Park to Lincoln Park, west of Invesco. Wonderful atmosphere, lots of singing.

Further videos of the march are here and here. Cindy Sheehan was raising money for a plane to write "Peace" over the Pepsi Center, and here it was. Indigenous Mexican Indian groups danced at the start of the Lincoln Park Rally.

Finally, I close the week with a short interview with Edwina Vogan, Code Pink organizer for Arizona, who has been a dear friend and mentor since 1978 or so. Boy, Labor Day will seem quiet after this.


Sharon said...

I can't tell you how great it has been to be able to experience this week because of you Loring. Thanks so much!

It really is heartening to see so many people engaged and optimistic! Kind of sad that Sheehan's "Peace" was so nebulous though.

Hope your weekend is harmonious and restorative!

Ruth said...

This especially is a happy upbeat post, there seemed to be lots of good vibes going on over there. That's so great!

Edwina seems great, and this is nothing against her personally, but I am soooo ready for people to pronounce Iraq: EEE-ROCK, not EYE-RACK or EYE-ROCK. The Iranian/Middle Eastern "I" is always "ih" or "EE" - and when newscasters say it wrong, it really drives me crazy. It seems inexcusable.

It may not seem like a big deal, but it is to people around the world who hear us mispronounce!

Ok, tangent!