Community residents, students and teachers will gather Friday in Boyle Heights for the annual May Day marches, calling for legislators to take action on the nation’s immigration system and ending deportations that divide families.
Marchers will assemble at the corner of Soto and First streets at 4:00 p.m. and march to Mariachi Plaza at First Street and Boyle Avenue.
Thousands are expected to join in on May 1 demonstrations in downtown L.A. Friday morning, emphasizing labor and immigrant rights. In Boyle Heights, organizers are demanding equality, legalization for all, and Deferred Action for all families.
The march and rally will feature speakers, including United Teachers Los Angeles Treasurer Arlene Inouye, local teacher and civil rights activist Lupe Torres, Dream Team LA and Boyle Heights resident Maria Ocampo and students from Garfield and Roosevelt high Schools.
The rally will be followed by a concert and festival promoting black and brown unity, with performers Mellow Man Ace, Quinto Sol, Aztlan Underground and others. Food and vending will be provided by the Boyle Heights Farmers Market, co-sponsors of the event.