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Announcement :: Labor : Organizing : Politics : Race
LA Immigrant Rights Leader on Speaking Tour in Boston
18 Aug 2006

JESSE DIAZ, JR., a leader of the Los Angeles immigrant rights movement, is coming to Boston for a speaking tour, August 24-27.

Jesse Diaz is co-founder of the Los Angeles March 25th Coalition, which organized a historic demonstration of over one million for immigrant
rights. Jesse and the coalition also spearheaded the call for the "Great American Boycott 2006," the nationwide boycott and political strike by millions of immigrant workers on May Day.

Come hear this grassroots organizer share the experience of the immigrant rights movement in Los Angeles, and discuss why the movement
should stand for a complete and unconditional amnesty for all undocumented immigrants, and what it will take to achieve this.

First meeting:
Thursday, August 24th, 6:00pm
English High School Auditorium
144 McBride Street
Jamaica Plain
2 blocks south of the Green St. T (Orange Line), off Amory St.

Tour Sponsored by: Boston Mayday Coalition, Socialist Alternative,
Latinos for Social Change, Centro Presente, Chelsea Uniendose en Contra
de la Guerra, International Socialist Organization, AFSC Proyecto Voz,
Quisqueya Foundation, Mass Global Action, International Action Center,
July 26th Coalition (Partial List)

Visit for more information,
or contact: 617-407-9433 / info (at)

Other events on the tour:
Friday August 25th: Friday, 8/25 - 1pm-3pm - Meeting in Amherst with
Western Mass Immigrant Rights Activitist and Students
Friday, 8/25 - 7pm-9pm - Encuentro 5, 33 Harrison Avenue, Chinatown.
Strategy Session with immigrant right activists.
Saturday 8/26, 1pm – Nobel Bookstore 466 Haverhill St. Lawrence, MA.
Public meeting and question and answer session.
Saturday 8/26, 5pm – Centro Presente, 54 Essex Street, Cambridge,
MA. Spanish-language meeting with Boston area immigrants.
Sunday, 8/27, 5pm - BBQ in Chelsea

To read an extended interview with Jesse, check out the Socialist
Alternative website:
See also:

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Another Speaking Date
21 Aug 2006
Jesse Diaz will be speaking at the Sacco and Vanzetti Parade on August 27, 2006. The festivities will start at 1pm and he will speak at 2. See other posts for details