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Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration

In Rancho Cucamonga, day laborers, students, and community-based organizations will commemorate the life of Fernando Pedraza, a father – a grandfather – a day laborer leader who had won a court case allowing day laborers to gather on the corner — who died seven years ago when he stood alongside other day laborers – like any other day – waiting for a job. Little did they know that the Minute Men would use this day – Cinco de Mayo – as a day to protest the Rancho Cucamonga day laborers. On any other day, the workers would have been gone by noon – but because of the Minute Men presence – they stayed on. An auto collision in this intersection resulted in the death of our brother Fernando. He died at a time when he had been advocating to the Rancho Cucamonga city council for a day labor center. The Memorial and Celebration, that remembers Fernando and all day laborers and workers who have sacrificed so much in their lives, will take place on Thursday, May 5 at 10 A. M. at the Arrow and Grove corner where Fernando looked for work each day — and where day laborers still congregate to search for jobs.

Fernando Pedraza Memorial and Community Celebration 2016

Jose Zapata Calderon

6th Annual Fernando Pedraza Memorial Celebration 2013

Photos From FPCC  and from Manoj Jayagoda are displayed in facebook

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