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We Are CA

Rally For Justice

Twenty-five years ago, the anti-immigrant ballot measure Prop 187 passed in the state of California.  Prop 187 was an attack on communities primarily made up of Latino and Asian immigrants. When the proposition passed in 1994, immigrants were banned from using public services. This mean that, not only were they prohibited from sending their children to school, they were also restricted from seeking out medical attention, among other other vital services.

With the passage of the prop, a movement that would fire up generations of disenfranchised communities and immigrants was sparked.

Students organized massive walkouts and labor unions gathered with hundreds of thousands of Latino and Asian workers. Overall, millions of Californians became engaged in the effort against racism. 

Many of today’s union leaders, in fact, were born in the crucible of that fight. If it weren’t for these new leaders and the unity of the communities who fought against Prop 187, we wouldn’t have the robust California we have now.

Join us in honoring the movement that changed our state. Let’s show that we still stand united against hate and in support of our students, neighbors, and the communities we serve. 

WHERE

Los Angeles State Historic Park, 1245 N. Spring Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

WHEN

Saturday, November 9,  10:00 am – 4:00 pm

A group from Cerritos College will meet up on campus or at the Norwalk/Santa Fe Springs Metrolink station to travel to the event. CCFF will cover the cost of public transportation for those wishing to attend. (The ride downtown via Metrolink takes just 20 minutes.) Based on demand, we’ll also work with the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor (LAFed) to see if we can get a bus to take us to the event.

For more information on the event, please visit: 

https://thelafed.org/events/we-are-ca-25-years-beyond-prop-187/

To get information about group travel options from Cerritos College please fill out this form: 

https://forms.gle/6ZGkN58SsdVqPdju8