Spring Art and Literature Gala: “Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo”

Spring Art and Literature Gala: “Reclaiming Cinco de Mayo”

518 Valencia Street, San Francisco · Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  • Dean Clark
The theme of this event is to rescue Cinco de Mayo from its corporate commercialization as “Drinko de Mayo.” On May 5, 1862, a people’s militia fought invading French troops in the town of Puebla, Mexico, defeating an army twice its size. Napoleon was planning to intervene in the U.S. Civil War on the side of the slavocracy. The intervention of the French could have been a decisive factor leading ... [read more]
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