Day of the Dead Parade info

Saturday November 2, 2013 /// Bregamos Theater, 491 Blatchley Ave., New Haven

Gather at 4:00 pm

Parade starts at 5:00 pm

Dance Party  7:00 pm til party o-clock!

  • Live music by Tere Luna, Sabor Tropical, and Chavos de Fuego
  • Home cooked Latin American food
  • Suggested donation $10

How to join the parade

  • Bring a musical instrument or use one of our drums
  • Paint your face
  • Carry one of our giant puppets – wear black
  • Wear a costume
  • Volunteer

Parade Route

The parade winds down Blatchley, Lombard, Monroe, Clay, Shelter, Grand, Lloyd, Woolsey, Poplar, Pine, Fillmore, Grand, Blatchley and back to Bregamos.

Directions to Bregamos

Bregamos Theater is part of the Erector Square complex of factory buildings converted into artist studios.  The theater is not visible from the street. You have to enter a driveway on Blatchley Ave and go down the driveway.Guardians of the Galaxy streaming

From I-91, take Exit 6 for Willow Street. At the end of the ramp, turn left on Willow St. At the light, go straight through (Willow becomes Blatchley). You will quickly go up a bridge over the railroad tracks and immediately see the driveway on your left. The driveway is in between the Classic Car Club and the Eviction Warehouse of the City of New Haven. Enter the driveway and go all the way to the end. Bregamos Theater has a wooden ramp leading up to the entrance.

From downtown New Haven take State Street north until Humphrey St. Turn right on Humphrey (which becomes Lombard), turn left on Blatchley, and after crossing Peck Street, enter the driveway on your right hand side immediately before the railroad overpass.

Parking

We recommend parking on the street or in the free parking lot at Erector Square on 315 Peck Street.

For more info call

Megan at (203) 479-2959, Kris at (917) 747-0528

ULA activists fined for civil disobedience

Gregory Williams and Jordan Scruggs of Yale Divinity School, Mark Colville of Amistad Catholic Worker, and Megan Fountain of ULA sentenced for civil disobedience
Gregory Williams and Jordan Scruggs of Yale Divinity School, Mark Colville of Amistad Catholic Worker, and Megan Fountain of ULA sentenced for civil disobedience

A federal magistrate judge has ruled that four ULA activists must pay a fine for blocking the entrance of Hartford Immigration Court on February 21, 2013 in a protest against the deportation of Jose Maria Islas.

At sentencing, the protesters made a motion to donate community service or funds to a local organization serving immigrants. The motion was denied.Watch movie online The Transporter Refueled (2015)

The protesters argued that if the judge was concerned about public safety, she should be concerned about the hundreds of migrants whose lives are extinguished because of brutal US immigration policies. Greg read aloud the names of all the migrants whose bodies have been found on the border this year.

Megan read aloud a letter written by Jose Maria, who was present in the courtroom. In July this year, he was released from prison and granted a one-year stay of deportation after a year-long protest movement by Unidad Latina en Accion.

Read the article in New Haven Register

Trick or Treat or Boycott Gourmet Heaven

Friday, November 1, 2013 /// 5:30 pm /// 15 Broadway, New Haven

This week: something special. Day of the Dead puppets will parade outside Gourmet Heaven demanding fair wages for the workers.

For almost three months we have been picketing outside Gourmet Heaven to let customers know that this deli-grocery owes the workers thousands of dollars in unpaid wages.

Join in the fun by wearing a costume on the picket line!

Channel 8: “Yale stepping in on Gourmet Heaven wage issue”

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Yale is stepping in saying they will terminate the lease with the deli if issues between management and staff aren’t resolved…

Yale University Vice President, Bruce Alexander released the following statement to student leaders that reads in part:

“Yale University Properties shares the concerns about the alleged labor violations at Gourmet Heaven. We strongly condemn unfair labor practices and will not renew the lease of any tenant not in complete compliance with the labor laws regarding fair treatment of employees.”