Wrap up of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Marches
In July, I marched down Main Street in Ventura with my SEIU Local 721 brothers and sisters as part of the Ventura County Fair Parade. We chanted about good jobs for the economy and about economic fairness. Crickets. The message was still new. Blame overpaid executives and a system that only rewards the rich?
Fast forward to yesterday’s #OccupyVentura march and demonstrations and there was a very different scene. Children, young adults, and old activists where there with hand made signs in tow. Over one hundred strong, by my estimation.
RebFest is about emerging talent, which I am concerned has been pushed aside and not celebrated enough. RebFest was actually conceived because of many filmmakers on Twitter and the realization that what WAS working is NOT working any more.