There were over 5,000 people in attendance at the annual Indigenous People’s Sunrise Ceremony on Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. The ceremony has been held on Alcatraz Island since 1975 to commemorate the occupation of the Island in 1969.
This year the ceremony brought together many
Before dawn broke, thousands of people occupied Alcatraz Island to commemorate Indigenous history. Andrea Carmen, the executive director of the International Indian Treaty Council, welcomed the sun by shedding light on the Pequot Massacre, which some believe led to the declaration of thanksgiving. “We are
Approximately 5,000 people from around the Bay Area gathered on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco to celebrate the sunrise on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2016.
Held annually since 1975, the ceremony commemorates the occupation of the island by the Alcatraz-Red Power Movement in 1969.
This year the International
SF State faculty members and community activists swam from Alcatraz Island to Aquatic Park Sept. 13 to raise awareness and funds for Continue the Dream scholarships for AB 540 students.
The "Swim for Sueños" fundraiser draws awareness about undocumented and AB 540 students. It also serves