TWO MESSAGES: EMERGENCY DEMONSTRATION, AND SCROLL DOWN FOR A MESSAGE FROM DANIEL AND THE REST OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL FARMERS SUPPORT COMMITTEE.
<><>Emergency Demonstration! Emergency Demonstration!
March 25th Coalition Initiating Sponsor of Protest for South Central Farmers
_Where: Los Angeles Mayor’s Mansion – 605 S. Irving Blvd, 8 blocks west of Western (off Wilshire)__Why: Save the South Central Farm – Stop a potential Wal-Mart Warehouse__When: Tomorrow – Friday, June 2nd from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM__Contact: (323) 936-7266__The March 25th Coalition which initiated the action that brought one million into the streets of Los Angeles on March 25th and the successful nationwide boycott on May 1st is calling on all who believe in justice to demand the city act immediately to stop the racist eviction against the primarily Latino and immigrant farmers located on the South Central Farm. For the city of Los Angeles to be willing to use the power of eminent domain almost 14 years ago to attempt to force a garbage incinerator on the community yet today not lift a finger to save a farm that provides much needed food, oxygen and green space in South Central is tantamount to actively supporting environmental racism against this community.__What will reside on 41st Street and Alameda in Los Angeles? – A farm serving the needs of children in South Central or a possible Wal-Mart warehouse preparing for their exploitation?__We must make the mayor hear the united voices of justice in Los Angeles so that, together, we can decide
I’ve been staying at the farm when I can. There is
much hope there. Please find a way to help out.
Please don’t ever believe that you are powerless to
shape your world, your city, community, or yourself.
All things are possible, and we need to work together,
everyone of us, so we can see miracles.
– Daniel French
Below is a note from the support committee of the S.
We still need your support!
Day 9 of the Community Encampment:
As the threat of impending eviction looms, South
Central Farm needs your support to preserve the
nations largest urban farm, which serves as a 14-acre
oasis in the middle of a concrete jungle. This 14-year
old community gem functions as an active farm for more
than 350 families and fills a local community need for
fresh produce, green space and a safe haven in a
poverty-stricken region of Los Angeles.
What you can do:
1) Come to South Central Farm to join in our community
encampment and tree sit.
2) Attend an informational training session at the
farm tomorrow (Thursday) from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. to
learn effective strategies to support the farmers. If
you cant attend the whole session, come for as long as
3) Donate to support the South Central Farmers effort
to buy the land and maintain it as a community farm.
4) Drop off supplies used for camping and food at the
5) Walk around the farm every morning, from about 5
a.m. to 9 a.m.. Some believe the sheriffs will
attempt an eviction at dawn, which means really early.
It would be helpful for us all if there were
witnesses who just happended to be walking by, or
doing their morning walk etc… to be there, hopefully
with cameras, just in case something goes down.
6) Candlelight vigil every night at the farm, 7 p.m.
A profound procession in support of the S. Central
7) Forward this message to friends and family!
To find out more or make a donation, please go to
By saving this farm we are establishing a precedent,
which prioritizes central, local food production, safe
open space for children, and the greening of America.
Julia Butterfly Hill, who is tree-sitting in the heart
of the farm, and has been fasting for 16 days, said
today We have to make our cities more livable so
people stop leaving them in order to live. Until
recently, the concept of sustainability has been
predominantly an option available only for the
wealthy. This project is about making sustainability
available for all.
Join us. Support the South Central Farmers to resist
the destruction of the South Central Farm.
South Central Farmers Support Coalition
41st St & Alameda, Los Angeles
<><>Rosa Romero_(a woman out standing in her field!)_©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved
<><>Julia Butterfly Hill _(taking a break from tree sitting)_©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved
<><>Julia Butterfly Hill tree sitting, to save the farm. At the time this photo was taken, she had been fasting for 12 days._©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved
<><>Darryl Hannah, tree sitting to save the farm_©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved
<><>Under the walnut tree._(Home of tree sitters: Julia Butterfly Hill, Darryl Hannah and John Quigley.)_©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved
It takes a village ©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved
Activist Andy Griggs, at the farm_©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved
Farmer ©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved_(I didn’t catch her name.)
nopales ©2006 Emma Rosenthal All rights reserved