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It’s that time of year again where we thank the community with our free music festival. This year WAMM’s Freedom and Music Festival will take place on October 22nd, 2011, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., at San Lorenzo Park. Our annual celebration was born in response to the Bush Administration’s attack on our collective garden. In 2002, thirty armed DEA agents raided the home of WAMM founders, Mike and Valerie Corral, arresting them at gunpoint. Agents then used chainsaws to hack down the garden.
WAMM staged a powerful response. Ten days after the raid, WAMM members responded by having a meeting on the steps of City Hall and provided free medical marijuana to our members. Fortified by the support of our community, WAMM, the Santa Cruz City Council, and the County Board of Supervisors joined in a lawsuit to stop the aggression of the federal government. The raid was intended to be a blow from which we could never recover; instead it prompted us into action.
The following year we thought it was important to respond. In an attempt to dispel the feelings of loss, anguish and fear brought into the lives of our sick and dying members by government forces, we staged our first free community celebration in Santa Cruz. WAMMfest was born.
WAMM’s Freedom and Music Festival is a way to say thank you to the city of Santa Cruz and the community as a whole for all the support throughout the years. It's also an event to enrich awareness and promote the civil liberties of sick and dying patients through medical marijuana, and a fundraiser to help us continue the services that we have been provided since 1993.
We are proud to help our community with the highest degree of integrity and the understanding that the true value of marijuana is not in the cost, but in its ability to relieve suffering. We depend on the generosity of our community to help us continue our services. Your support is essential. Join us for a memorable Saturday with your friends and family. WAMM’s Freedom and Music Festival is FREE for everyone and we expect a very large community turnout. Your donations can be tax deductible if you choose so, and we have ways for you to show your support, ranging from sponsorships, donating prizes for our community give away, hosting a vendor booth, or even displaying a poster for the Freedom and Music Festival in your place of business.
However you choose to participate lets our community know that the protection of civil liberties of patients is of great importance to you. Your direct involvement gives hope for those going through a critical time where compassion makes all the difference.
Join our celebration by supporting our organization and time raising awareness for the Consciousness Evolution!
|Before October 1
| After October 1
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