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Friday, April 30, 2010

Houston Will March for May Day

Se Ve! Se Siente! El Pueblo Sera Presente!

Tomorrow, Saturday, May 1st, 2010, Houston will join an international call to March for dignity & respect for all human beings.
May 1st marks International Workers Day and historically was used to celebrate the gains of several labour movements throughout the world. In recent years, especially in the U.S., it's come to mark a day of political protests and rallies to demand workers rights and immigrant rights.

With the recent signing of SB 1070 by Arizona's governor, this May Day March is especially important and especially significant. SB 1070 "makes it a state misdemeanor crime for an alien to be in the United States without registration documents required by federal law,[8] and requires police to make an attempt, when practicable, to determine a person's immigration status if there is reasonable suspicion that the person is an illegal alien." This bill is problematic because it gives police officers who suspect you may be illegal, the right to stop, question, and detain you. Arizona says that officers will use things like 'how someone is dressed' to decide whether they may be illegal. The law pretty much gives police the right to racially profile brown people. This law is a slap in the face for all Brown people that have come here due to the promise of the American Dream. And it's a slap in the face to the Brown ancestors that maintained, worked, and roamed this land long before borders.
Houston will stand in solidarity with all Brown people suffering due to laws imposed on them. Houston also marches to demand respect to immigrant workers’ rights, for the right to be acknowledged, “to come out of the shadows”, through a just immigration reform for all the contributions immigrants make, for the right of family unification and a stop to the raids and deportations, for respect to the human rights of all immigrants and refugees, for Passage of Comprehensive Immigration Reform and the DREAM Act, for justice for all, and for unity amongst ALL communities.

We at OurDHStreets post the information here for all interested in taking part of this March. We understand what this means to all Latinos, Mexicanos, Xicanos, Mexican-Americans, Immigrantes, etc in this country and throughout the world. Brown people have a long and proud history in the Southern states, and it's upsetting and saddening that after all that we have given, law makers work day in and day out to destroy our cultura.

The march organizers invite people to bring signs, whistles, drums, etc to make lots of noise & bring attention. Houston is sending a message to Arizona, the lawmakers here, and the country, that we do not support unjust laws.
It may be rainy, so be sure to bring umbrellas, raincoats, etc & water to drink. Details are below.

Saturday, May 1, 2010
4:00pm - 6:00pm
Starting Point: Bellaire and Renwick
5900 Bellaire Blvd.
Houston, TX
Ending Point: Rally @ Burnett Bayland Park (Chimney Rock & Gulfton)

Visit www.houstonmarches.info for more details.
You can also call or text (832)497-5035 for more info.
Visit the Facebook Page for this Event, here.

The People United, Can Never Be Divided

Friday, April 23, 2010

May 2nd is Lemonade Day!

A big THANK YOU to Myragene Coronado, a DH resident, for sharing this with OurDHStreets:

Encourage our next generation of young entrepreneurs to participate in Lemonade Day. This free, annual community-wide event teaches youth how to start and run their own lemonade business. Organized by Prepared 4 Life, it empowers youth and helps prepare them for life.

Help spread the word that all across Houston, children (with help from their parents, mentors, and friends) will be starting their own businesses (with a little guidance from Prepared 4 Life, a nationwide, not-for-profit organization). Children of all socioeconomic backgrounds, in every neighborhood, will learn how to make money to "spend a little, save a little and give a little."

The goal is to help 50,000 young Houstonians start their own business on May 2. This ongoing annual event has life-changing results. Story after story has shown the immediate and long-term effects of this program for children across Houston and around the U.S.

You can help by sharing this email with your friends, colleagues, and business contacts. Everyone can encourage children to sign up at www.LemonadeDay.org. When signing up, each child will receive a backpack filled with
instructional materials to guide them through the process of developing their lemonade stand.

Then, support the youngsters by purchasing a tasty cup of refreshing lemonade on that very special day--May 2!

Last years Lemonade Day video-

For more information, visit http://houston.lemonadeday.org/

Add your comments online: http://www.bigtent.com/group/forum/message/32727304?md=MTEzNjAxODk=

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Feliz Earth Day Denver Harbor!

Mother Earth has given us a place to stand, live, and love for our entire lives & works with the Sun to sustain all of these things. Today is marked as the day to take part in the preservation of Earth and we just wanted to send out a reminder to all of you to take the time to do something for the planet - maybe this will be a good day to start an ongoing project!
We recommend talking to your children about the Earth and maybe helping them plant some cilantro, make a recycling bin, or start a worm farm. All things like this can be found in how-tos online! Here is a source for activities to help you! Click here.
Happy Earth Day mi gente! Let's preserve the planet that provides for and sustains us!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Around Town: Houston Children's Festival

The Houston Children's Festival  benefits Child Advocates, Inc. and the abused and neglected children it serves. Now in its 22nd year, the festival is "Houston's Official Family Celebration" and takes place in downtown Houston.
Set for April 10 & 11, 2010, 10:30 am - 6:30 pm, the festival offers festival guests 10 Big Family Adventure Zones, 6 Stages and over 350 fun activities. It's NUMBER ONE FOR FAMILY FUN!Visit the official website here for more info!

P.S. Dora & Diego will be there!!!