RECAP: Wednesday May 25th
Cold Spring to Wappingers Falls: 14.8 miles
Day 11 of the March for Farmworker Justice rewarded marchers with stunning views of the Lower Hudson Valley. As the Hudson River shimmered below, the famed Hudson Highlands towered above, looking much the same as they did to the first European explorers more than 400 years ago.
The weather was a challenge to weary marchers, but a lunch of tacos and fruit helped lift their spirits. For the evening program, Emma Kreyche, of the Worker Justice Center led a discussion of the human and social benefits of offering equal access to driver’s licenses for all New Yorkers. Workers, especially those in rural areas, who must depend on employers (or others) for transportation to work are, sadly, more likely to be exploited.
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Starting Point: 9am-12:30pm St. Mary's Episcopal Church (1 Chestnut Street, Cold Spring) to First Presbyterian Church of Beacon (50 Liberty St, Beacon) 8 miles
LUNCH 12:30pm-1:15pm First Presbyterian Church (50 Liberty St, Beacon)
Segment B: 1:15pm-5:30pm First Presbyterian Church of Beacon (50 Liberty St, Beacon) to Stony Kill Foundation (79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls) 3.6 miles
Segment C Stony Kill Foundation (79 Farmstead Ln, Wappingers Falls) to Zion Episcopal Church Wappingers Falls (12 Saterlee Place, Wappingers Falls) 4.9 miles
EVENING dinner and discussion: 6-8pm
Fighting for Freedom of Movement: Driver's License Access for Immigrant Farmworkers
Speaker: Emma Kreyche, Worker Justice Center
Zion Episcopal Church, 12 Saterlee Place, Wappingers Falls, NY
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