Day 2: Monday May 16, Daily Digest
Brentwood to Old Bethpage (13.3 miles)
More than two dozen marchers – including a law enforcement officer and an octogenarian nun – braved windy conditions as they made their way from Christ Episcopal Church in Brentwood to Old Bethpage 13.3 miles later on Day 2 of the March for Farmworker Justice. Along the way, they engaged with many curious onlookers, said Day Captain Linda Obernauer.
Amazingly, a few marchers had enough energy at the end to play soccer for about 30 minutes!
Monday’s events included an afternoon vigil, and an evening presentation by RFK Human Rights Award Laureate Librada Paz, “Farmworker Women Stories,” at the Central Synagogue of Nassau County.
Linda’s advice to marchers: Bring extra socks ... and stay hydrated.
In the news:
Yesterday’s story from PRI’s “The World” explores the past, present and future of farmworker rights. The article quotes numerous experts, including RMM’s own Katia Chapman.
Thanks to all marchers and allies!
Special thanks to Evening Program Sponsor Wantagh Memorial United Church of Christ.
¡Si Se Puede!
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Starting Point: 9am-11am Christ Episcopal Church (155 3rd Ave Brentwood) to Fabio Buttitta Park (Acorn St., Deer Park), 4.7 miles
Segment B: 11am-12:30pm Fabio Buttitta Park (Acorn St., Deer Park) to Our Lady of Miraculous Medal (1434 Straight Path, Wynandanch), 2.4 miles
LUNCH and VIGIL 12:30pm-1:30pm. Our Lady of Miraculous Medal (1434 Straight Path, Wynandanch) Vigil will target Senator Boyle.
Segment C: 1:30pm-3:45pm Our Lady of Miraculous Medal to Farmingdale State College (2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale), 4.4 miles
Segment D: 4:45-5:30pm Farmingdale State College (2350 Broadhollow Rd, Farmingdale) to Skate Safe America (182 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd, Old Bethpage), 1.7 miles
EVENING dinner and program: Farmworker Women Stories 6:30-8:30pm
Speaker: Librada Paz, 2012 RFK Human Rights Award Laureate
Central Synagogue of Nassau County
430 Demott Ave., Rockville Centre, NY 11570