Thursday, March 22, 2007

SILENT VIGIL for solidarity

[UPDATE to my previous post to include a more complete message and more information...]

Please join us in a press conference & silent vigil to celebrate Cesar Chavez and to demonstrate our solidarity and respect for our country of immigrants. PLEASE WEAR WHITE.

Thursday, March 22, 2007
SILENT VIGIL at 6:15-7:30 pm
Boise State University Student Union Patio

We will surround the Student Union Building (in appropriate areas) with a sea of white.

This is a silent vigil. There will be no yelling or arguing, instead we will send a message to the people attending the College Republican's event that we are peaceful people, and it is inappropriate and hurtful for people's lives to be made into a game. In this case, silence WILL speak louder than words.

Signs are ok but should be positive messages such as WE SUPPORT IMMIGRATION, AMERICA IS A LAND OF IMMIGRANTS, OUR LIVES ARE NOT A GAME, IDAHO IS TOO GREAT FOR HATE, etc. We will not allow signs that participate in name calling or make derogative statements. No signs are allowed inside the Student Union Building.

In respect for FREE SPEECH, if you choose to attend the Robert Vasque speech, there will be absolutely NO disruptions allowed! If you are disruptive, you will have to leave.

We Stand In Solidarity.

At 7:30, come see the film "Wetback" for a realistic, educational look at the true experience of immigrants in the Jordan Ballroom .

This Action is Sponsored by:
Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/o de Aztlan
Idaho Progressive Student Alliance
Organization for Gender Equality and Education
Campus Democrats
Organizacion de Estudiantes Latino-Americanos/as
Idaho Women's Network
Bisexuals, Gays, Lesbians, and Allies for Diversity
Idaho Hispanic Caucus
Boise State Students for a Democratic Society
The Interfaith Alliance of Idaho
BSU Organization of Student Social Workers
Idaho Catholic Diocese

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