Day 3: Tuesday May 17 Daily Digest
Old Bethpage to Garden City (13.3 miles)
A 13-mile march on a damp day calls for a reward – and yesterday’s marchers arrived at the magnificent Cathedral of the Incarnation to the sound of church bells that could be heard all across Long Island, followed by a beautiful rendition of “Amazing Grace” by the young choristers.
Earlier that day, an unscheduled encounter with striking Verizon workers offered a nice moment of solidarity. In the evening, an intimate group of marchers and allies gathered closely as special guest Bishop William Murphy (whose Diocese of Rockville Centre serves more than 1 million Roman Catholics on Long Island) applauded their courage and hard work.
Yes, Day 3 of the March for Farmworker Justice may have been a tough day for soles, but it was a spectacular day for souls!
Thanks to all marchers, allies and meal and lodging hosts!
Special thanks to sponsors: Empire Justice Center, Jobs with Justice, Long Island Federation of Labor, Setauket Presbytery, St. John’s Huntington Episcopal Church and Wantagh Memorial Congregational Church.
¡Si Se Puede!
Day 3 Route
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Starting Point: 9:30am-12pm Skate Safe America (182 Bethpage-Sweet Hollow Rd, Old Bethpage) to Department of Labor (303 Old Country Rd, Hicksville) 5.5 miles
LUNCH and RALLY 12pm-1pm. Department of Labor (303 Old Country Rd, Hicksville). Speaker Paul Pecorale, Vice President of NYSUT.
Segment B: 1pm-2:30pm Department of Labor (303 Old Country Rd, Hicksville) to UFCW 1500 office (98 Myrtle Ave, Westbury) 2.9 miles
Segment C: 3pm-5:30pm UFCW 1500 office (98 Myrtle Ave, Westbury) to Cathedral of the Incarnation (50 Cathedral Avenue, Garden City) 4.5 miles
EVENING dinner and program: Challenges Facing Immigrant Workers 7-8:30pm
Circulo de la Hispanidad, 605 Peninsula Blvd., Hempstead, NY
Guest speaker: Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre
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