More Protests Planned for Monday
Despite controversy regarding his insertion into a political issue, Catholic Cardinal Roger Mahony will participate by offering an opening prayer. Mahony does not intend to march in the protest however.
Among the organiztions partcipating in the event are The Coalition for Humane Immigrants Rights, The Central American Resource Center, the Colombian American Citizens in Action, National Korean American Service & Educatio, The Progressive Jewish Alliance, the American
Civil Liberties Union and several labor unions.
There will also be a rally outside the Lss Angeles Unified School District's main office, where
participants have been asked to wear white. As well a separate candlelight vigil was planned for 6:30 p.m. outside the Van Nuys Federal Building.
One interesting aspect of the immigration protests is how young people are using hi-tech methods to organize, such as the website MySpace.com. Here's one example where the upcoming May 1st "Day Without Latinos" is promoted and discussed.