2024 Antonio Garra Day
March 16 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This event will feature local Native American bird singers, speeches, demonstrations, and exhibits. Come and experience San Diego’s Native American history!
- Bird Singers
This event is free and open to the public.
Antonio Garra was a Native American Patriot who fought for Southern California and Northern Baja tribal rights and sovereignty. He was illegally executed on January 10, 1852, by the citizens of California during a mass anti-Native American hysteria at the beginning of statehood. When Garra was asked to state any last words, he replied, “Gentlemen, I ask your pardon for all my offenses and expect yours in return.”
This event is a celebration of Garra’s life and others who fought to secure the future of the California Indians during the post-California Mission era. Join us for the testimonies given for the celebration of his life.