MAY DAY

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∞Salma Hernandez

May Day

The energy was high, everyone was listening in carefully, there was a cloud of excitement that was surrounding the campus.

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Photo by Salma Hernandez

 

The day started off with a walkout at San Diego City College. Large groups of students roamed the streets, marching and declaring their wants and needs. The rumble of “WHAT DO WE WANT? JUSTICE! WHEN DO WE WANT IT? NOW!” shook the ground. People gathered together in the grassy area to set up and prepare for the large march that was going to take place.

There were several presenters including students from San Diego High School, students from City College, Mesa College and many professors from City College. They all spouted out knowledge or even personal experiences that they faced their entire lives leading up to this moment.

It was voiced by speakers and organizers that this march was not completely directed at the current Presidential cabinet, but that the event represented everything that the people were against.

The students cried out for workers rights, immigration reform, equal pay, representation of the LGBTQA+ community, and so many more intersectional issues. For many, it was their first march. For some, it was another march to allow themselves to be heard. However, whichever you identify with, you know that this is a march that will be forever known and remembered throughout history.