Oscar Rosales Castaneda

Freelance Writer

Location icon United States of America

Thousands march streets of Seattle and Yakima in support of immigrants

On May 1, 2006, thousands of people march the streets of Seattle and Yakima in support of immigrants' rights in some of the largest marches in recent history. The march, characterized as "the day without immigrants" was coordinated by immigrants' rights proponents from various sectors of the community, including faith-based organizations, organized labor, human rights groups, and students at college and high school levels.

Chicano/Latino Activism in Seattle, 1960s-1970s

The Brown Berets Throughout the period, activism on campuses was accompanied by activism in the community. The Brown Berets emerged as a key organization linking students to communities and to young people not enrolled in college. Brown Beret chapters formed in both Yakima and at the University of Washington in Seattle, and by 1970 had attracted more than 200 members.

Muralist Art and Activism in Washington

Roots: the Mexican Muralist Movement The concept of art used to educate can be seen in the emergence of the Mexican Muralist Movement during the post-revolutionary cultural renaissance that took place in Mexico from the 1920s to the 1940s.

Comite Pro-Amnistia General Y Justicia Social is organized in Seattle in December 1999.

In December 1999, Comite Pro-Amnistia General Y Justicia Social is organized as a grassroots organization in Seattle to draw attention to the plight of immigrant laborers in Western Washington. The group comes together immediately following the massive protests against the World Trade Organization (WTO) that occurred in Seattle in late November 1999.