Monday, 25 May 2009
11:00 am (rally)
12:00 noon (press conference)
Tuesday, 26th & Wednesday, 27th May
6:00 pm (protest only)
@ Willie Mays statue (entrance to AT&T; Park)
3rd Street & King
AIM-WEST will march and protest against mascots and racism in sports in San Francisco on May 25/26/27, 2009 when Atlanta Braves come to play ball at AT&T; stadium against the Giants!
We ask everyone concerned to gather around the Willie Mays statue, corner of Third Street and King, on Monday the 25th around 11am (game starts at 1:15) with a press conference at 12 noon! Bring drums, flags and banners! We need to get the public's attention. (Tuesday and Wednesday's games are at 7:15 pm)
We need your support. Form contingents and come join with us in solidarity. Spread the word in every camp to Boycott these games unless we have agreement to end this episode in American living.
And we can't be taken seriously as a peoples including treaties and agreements and the UN Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples until they stop seeing indigenous peoples as clowns, or objects for their entertainment! This has got to stop! And who are these corporations dictating to civil society what is appropriate/acceptable?
We will distribute educational information about racism and harmful affects to our culture, and children's development. We will call on all friends and supporters to stand firm together with us and boycott these damn games with their use of the tomahawk chop and chorus of sounds sung during game time--symbols of our culture and warrior instruments.
AND a heads up--Cleveland Indians in Oakland September 17-19,2009). Make plans now and join the wagon-burners!
For more information go to: www.aimwest.info or call 415-577-1492.