Vigil for Peace, Against Hatred: Solidarity for shooting victims at Southwest Workers Union

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Vigil for Peace, Against Hatred
Solidarity for shooting victims at Southwest Workers Union

PRESS ADVISORY
For Immediate Release
July 11, 2010

Contact:
Genaro Lopez Rendon
Office (210) 299-2666
Cell (210) 286-6271
genaro@swunion.org

Vigil for Peace, Against Hatred
Solidarity for shooting victims at Southwest Workers Union
July 12th, 4pm
Southwest Workers Union Office
1416 E. Commerce [San Antonio, TX]

During the early morning of Sunday, members of Southwest Workers Union, in our Solidarity Home behind our office, were targeted in a violent drive-by shooting that left one young college intern in critical condition. As a 22-year-old organization working toward dignity and justice for families and workers in San Antonio, we are in mourning as a result of the senseless violence directed at our members, our organization and youth.

We call on the Eastside, the City and local and national organizations to join together to condemn this act and work towards the creation of safe, healthy communities. We ask for support for the victims and their families and movement towards a unified effort to eliminate the root causes that breed violence and poverty in our neighborhoods. We need safe streets and safe peaceful spaces for people and organizations working towards social justice and cannot allow such ruthless acts to go unnoticed. We will continue to raise our voices against all manifestations of hatred and for real justice in our communities.

Join us in solidarity and prayers for the shooting victims and to demonstration support for peaceful communities across San Antonio and the world.

http://www.swu.org/