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Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Over 200 cities: Immigration Reform Rally Numbers Updated Apr 19

Immigration Reform Rally Numbers as of April 19, 2006

Kentwood, Michigan – 100 protest at Sen. Debbie Stabenow’s office, April 7, 2006
Ann Arbor, Mich – Apr. 10
Grand Rapids, Mich – 7,000, March 27
Chico, CA – Apr 10
Corona, CA - 600
Concord, CA – 400 - Apr 10
Bakersfield, CA – 1,000 - March 31
Bakersfield, CA – 15,000 – Apr 10
Berkeley, CA – 200 – Apr 10
Costa Mesa, CA – 1,200
Detroit, Mich – 100 – Apr. 9
East Los Angeles, Apr 6
Fresno, CA – 10,000 - Apr 10
Los Angeles – 500,000, March 27
Los Angeles – 7,000 – Apr 9
Lost Angeles – 5,000 – Apr 10
Los Angeles – 7,000 - Apr 10
Richmond, CA – 250 – Apr 10
Long Beach, CA –
Mid-Wilshire, CA – 6,000-7,000 - Apr 10
Oakland, CA – 20,000 – Apr 10
Panorama City, CA 4,000 – Apr 10
Riverside, CA – Apr 10
Sacramento, CA – 50,000 Apr 10
Salinas – “dozens” – Apr 10
San Benito, CA – Apr 10
San Diego, CA – 150,000 April 9
San Diego, CA – 2,000 - Mar 31
San Fernando Valley, CA Apr 10
San Francisco, CA – 5,000 - Apr 10
San Francisco, CA – 5,000 – Mar 27 - march to Sen. Feinstein's office
South Los Angeles – Apr 10
San Diego, CA – 50,000 – Apr 10
Rialto, CA – 600 –
San Jose, CA – 25,000-50,000 – Apr 10
Santa Anna, CA – 100s - Apr 10
Santa Barbara, CA – Apr 10
Santa Maria, CA – Apr 10
South Los Angeles, CA – Apr 10
Watsonville – 800 – March 27
Woodland, CA – Woodland Community College – Apr 10
Newark, DE – Apr 10
Aurora, ILL – 1,000 - Apr 6
Bloomington, Ill – “hundreds” – Apr 10
Carbondale, Ill – 100 – Apr 10
Cicero, ILL – Apr 10
Chicago, Ill – Truman College - 1,000 – Apr 10
Chicago, Ill - Rep. Lipinski's office – Apr 10
Urbana-Champaign, Ill – “hundreds” - Apr 10
Schaumburg, Ill – “dozens” - Apr 10
Lexington, KY – 3,000
Louisville, KY – 450 – Apr 4
Dallas-Ft. Worth - 500,000
Salt Lake City – 20,000 – April 9, 2006
Des Moines, Iowa – 5,000 – April 9, 2006
Denison, Iowa – walkout - Apr. 12
Boulder, CO – Apr 1-
Denver, CO – 50,000 – March 20
Denver, CO – 150,000 – March 25
Grand Junction, CO – 4,000 - Apr 10
Pueblo, CO – 500 – April 8
Telluride, CO – Apr 10
Orlando, FL – 2,000 – Apr. 10
Tampa, FL -3,000 – Apr 10 or 11
Ft. Myers, FL – 75,000 – Apr. 10
Lake Worth, FL – Apr 10
Ocala, FL – Apr 10
Homestead, FL – 6,000-10,000 - Apr. 10
Belle Glade, Florida – Apr 10
70. Dade City, FL – Apr 8
71. Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Apr 10
72. Ft. Pierce, FL - 2500 – Apr 10
Pensacola, FL – 15,000 – Apr 10
Lake Worth, Fl – 5,000 – Apr 10
Pahokee, FL – Apr 10
Miami, FL – Apr 9
Miami, FL – 10,000 – Apr 10
Quincy, FL – 1,000 –
West Palm Beach, FL – 5,000 – Apr 7
St. Paul, Minn – 40,000 – Apr 10
Richmond – 4,000 – Apr 10
Albertville, Alabama – 5000 – Apr 10
Birmingham, Al – 4,000 – Apr 10
Birmingham, Alabama - dozens – March 28
Birmingham, Alabama – 3,000 – April 9
Boise, Idaho – 5,000 – Apr 10
Salem, Oregon – 10,000 – Apr 9
Portland, OR Terry Shrunk Plaza - 5,000 - Apr 10
Portland, OR - Pioneer Square – Apr 14
Salem, OR – 25,000 – Apr 9
Madison, Wisconsin – 25,000 – Apr 10
Milwaukee, WS 6:30 pm– Apr 9
Milwaukee, WS 2:00 pm – Apr 10
Dodge City, Kansas – 2,000 – Apr 10
Emporia, KS – Apr 10
Garden City, KS -4,000 – Apr 10
Great Bend, KS – 50 – Apr 10
Hays, KS – Apr 10
Salina, KS – 300 – Apr 10
Lawrence, KS – 7:30 – 350 – Apr 10
Lawrence, KS – 11:00 am – 80 - University of Kansas – Apr 10
Topeka, KS – “over a 1,000” Apr 10
Wichita, KS – 5,000 – March 31 or 24?
Wichita, KS – 4,000 - Apr 10
Manhattan, KS – K State - 300 - Apr 10
Burlington, Vermont – 100 Apr 10
Indianapolis, Indiana – 20,000 – Apr 10
South Bend, Indiana – 3,000-7,000 – Apr 10
Boston, Mass – 2,000 – Apr 10
Oklahoma City, Ok – 5,000 – Apr 10
Nashville – “hundreds” - March 29 –
Idaho Fall – Apr 10
Amarillo, TX
Austin, TX – 15,000 – Apr 10
Brownsville, TX – 350 – Apr 10
Burlington – 100
Cameron County, TX – 500 – Apr 10
Corpus Christi – “thousands” – Apr. 10
El Paso, TX – Apr 10
El Paso, TX – 5,000 - Mar 31
Houston, TX – 4pm – Apr -10
Houston, TX – 1pm – Apr 10
Houston, TX – 50,000 – Apr. 10
Houston, TX – 7pm – Apr 10
Los Fresno, TX – 80 – Apr. 11
Lufkin, TX – 100s – Apr 10
Port Arthur – 200 – Apr 10
San Antonio, TX – 20,000 - Apr 10
San Antonio 2, TX – 12pm – student walkout - UTSA
Tyler, TX
Las Vegas, NV – Apr 10
Reno, Nevada – “thousands” – Apr 10
Las Cruces, NM – 300 - Apr 10
Santa Fe, NM – 4,000 – Apr 10
Santa Fe, NM – Apr 9
Winston-Salem, NC – Apr 10
Siler City, NC – Apr 10
Raleigh, NC – Apr 10
Carrboro, NC – Apr 9
Chapel Hill, NC – Apr 10
Charlotte, NC – Apr 10
Dudley, NC – Apr 12
Durham, NC – Apr 12
Jacksonville, NC – Apr 10
Lenoir-Hickory, NC – Apr 9
Murphy, NC – Apr 9
Raleigh, NC – Apr 14
Siler City, NC – Apr 10
Smithfield, NC – 200 - Apr 11
Wilmington, NC – Apr 10
Winston-Salem, NC – Apr 10
Jonesborough, TN – “dozens” – Apr 10
Johnson City, TN – Apr 10
Memphis, TN – 10,000 – Apr 11
Knoxville, TN – “hundreds” - Sen. Frist’s office –
Jonesborough, TN – 300 – Apr
Lexington, TN – “hundreds” – Apr
Nashville, TN – between 3,000 and 6,000 – Apr
Richmond, Virginia – Apr 9
Gulfport, Mississippi – 500 – Apr 9
Jackson, Mississippi – 500 – Apr 10
Douglas, AZ – 250-350 - Apr 10
Phoenix, AZ – 30,000 – March
Phoenix, AZ – 100,000-200,000 – Apr 10
Flagstaff, AZ – Apr 10
Phoenix, AZ – “hundreds”
Phoenix, AZ – 200,00 – Apr 10
Tucson, AZ – 16,000 - Apr 10
Costa Mesa, AZ – 1,500 – Apr 1 or 2
Atlanta, GA – 50,000 – Apr. 10
Atlanta, GA – 25,000 - March
Savannah, GA – Apr 9
Kansas City, MO/KS – “thousand” to 4,000 - Apr 10
St. Louis, MO – 5,000 – Apr 9
Omaha, Nebraska – Apr 10
Lincoln, Neb – Apr 10
South Sioux City, Neb - 3,000 – Apr 10
Schuyler, Nebraska
Cincinnati, Ohio – Apr 10
Oxford, Ohio – Apr 10
Toledo, Ohio – Apr 12
Newark, NJ – Apr 10
Liberty Park, NJ – Apr 10
Lakewood, NJ – 50 - Apr 7
Jersey City, NJ – 8,000 - Apr 10
Long Island, NY – Apr 9
New York City, NY – 300,000 Apr 10
Hyde Park, NY – Apr 10
Pittsburgh, PA –
Harrisburg, PA – Apr 10
University Park, PA – Penn State U – 300 – Apr 13
Philadelphia, PA – 10,000 – Apr 10
Providence, RI – Apr 10
Columbia, SC – 3,000 – Apr 10
Greenville, SC – 2,500 – Apr 10
Charleston, SC – 400 – Apr 10
Colorado, Springs – 1,000 – Apr 10
Little Rock, Arkansas – Apr 10
Springdale, Arkansas – 1000s – Apr 10
Hartford, CT – 2,500 – Apr 10
New Haven, CT – Apr 10
Georgetown, Delaware – Apr 10
Augusta, Maine – 250 – Apr 10
Portland, Maine – Apr 10
New Bedford, Mass – Apr 10
Mount Vernon , Washington – Apr 10
Seattle, Washington – 25,000 – Apr 10
Washington, D.C. – 500,00 – Apr. 10
Washington, D.C. 40,000 – March 7
Laramie, Wyoming – Apr. 10
SALISBURY, Delmarva – 200 - Apr 10
Newalk, NJ – Apr 10

Sunday, April 16, 2006

C.M. Mayo, Editing a Literary Tour of Mexico

C.M. Mayo, Editing a Literary Tour of Mexico

All Things Considered, April 1, 2006 · The new anthology Mexico, A Traveler's Literary Companion takes us deep inside the imagination of a country through its fiction. The compilation of more than 20 short stories -- many of which are translated to English for the first time -- includes comic works, coming-of-age tales, love stories and even a horror yarn. Editor and translator C.M. Mayo tells John Ydstie about the book.

Go to NPR Story

Friday, April 14, 2006

Balcorta interview; Tanya Barrientos on NPR

Balcorta on Health, Activism, and Community by Sito Negron

Salvador Balcorta has led Centro de Salud Familiar La Fe since 1992. It was a homecoming for him. Balcorta grew up in the South El Paso neighborhood where La Fe was founded. [la fe history]

Book Review: "The Prison Angel"by Helenmarie Zachritz

The Prison Angel by Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan, Penguin Press, $24.95 and paperback, $10.95

If you’ve never believed that there are angels everywhere, then this is the book for you in the bleak mid-winter living on the U.S.-Mexico border where tales of horror and wickedness prevail. It is the true story of a tiny woman who gave up the pleasures of her life in southern California to move into a jail cell in Tijuana. The Prison Angel is written in a compelling, moving fashion by two Pulitzer Prize winning Washington Post foreign correspondents, Mary Jordan and Kevin Sullivan. They said they had never heard such a story of powerful goodness…and neither had I.

Commentary
Looking for the Dark Side in Today's Bestsellers

Tanya Barrientos

All Things Considered, April 11, 2006 · What does it take for a book to make the bestseller list? Commentator Tanya Barrientos says that these days, non-fiction hits are about adorable pets and regrettable pasts -- subjects that leave her yearning for a dark side. Barrientos writes for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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