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art by Favianna Rodriguez

Art by Favianna Rodriguez

“ You cannot uneducate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore. ” – César Chávez, UFW

Advocates arrested during Diamondbacks vs. Nationals Game Demanding the All-Star Game out of Anti-Immigrant Arizona Take a Legal Stance

The end of MLB season marks a new phase in movethegame.org and its allies campaign to move the game.

Aug. 4, 2010

WHAT: Advocates arrested for disturbing an Arizona Diamondbacks Vs. Washington Nationals game face District Court. Announce next phase for movethegame.org

WHEN: Friday October 15, 2010 at 12noon

WHERE: District Court of Appeals, 500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington, DC

WHO: Advocates Gustavo Andrade and Rosa Lozano from CASA de Maryland, Mackenzie Baris from DC Jobs with Justice and Virginia Leavell, Presente.org and other local organizations.

Washington, DC – During a Washington Nationals vs. Arizona Diamondbacks game on August 15, 2010, as part of the MoveTheGame.org campaign that urges Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig to move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona for implementing the anti-immigrant and racial profiling law SB1070 – dozens of human rights advocates dropped a banner that read “Bud Selig Move All-Star Game: No to SB1070” while others ran onto the field at the beginning of the 5th inning disrupting the game.

Gustavo Andrade, Mackenzie Baris, Virginia Leavell, and Rosa Lozano were arrested a few minutes after running onto the field and this Friday October 15 will be going through Court Proceedings on the charge of “Unlawful Entry.”

“Like those arrested and trialed in the name of defending the civil rights, we were arrested for trying to keep Bug Selig and the MLB from pushing players, coaches, fans and entire communities of people onto Arizona's racist SB 1070 law,” said Gustavo Andrade, Senior Organizer for CASA de Maryland.

The organizers will also announce the next phase of the MoveOutTheGame.org campaign right after giving their reactions to the Court ruling.