Friday May 20th – March from Jamaica, Queens to Park Slope, Brooklyn
Jamaica (Queens) to Park Slope (Brooklyn): 10.5 miles
Day 6 of the March for Farmworker Justice brought sunshine to the hearts (and faces) of 20 sturdy marchers. Sidewalks packed with Humans of New York gave marchers many chances to talk and interact with others.
The evening program, at the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, offered civil rights songs, an unforgettable presentation by Maggie Gray, author of “Labor and the Locavore: The Making of a Comprehensive Food Ethic,” and powerful testimonials from farmworkers – including a young man from Brazil, who reaffirmed for everyone the importance of the farmworkers’ rights movement (in Portuguese).
Sisters Becky and Annie Nash, who’ve been with the March since Day 1, bid “farewell” to the group, saying the experience had transformed them.
Media coverage of lunch with Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan (long-time sponsor of the March in the Assembly): "Farmworker Rights March to Albany stops in Ridgewood."
Thanks to all marchers, allies and meal and lodging hosts!
¡Si Se Puede!
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Starting Point: 9:00-10:00am Grace Episcopal Church (155-24 90th Ave, Jamaica/ Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer Station- E, J, Z Line /Jamaica LIRR station) to Queens to Forest Park Visitor’s Center (Woodhaven Blvd. near Forest Park Drive) 2.5 miles
Segment B: 10:30-11:15am Visitor’s Center to Ridgewood Democratic Club (6070 Putnam Ave., Queens) 1.25 miles
LUNCH and RALLY 12:00-1:30pm at Ridgewood Democratic Club with Assemblywoman Nolan
Segment C: 1:30-3:00 Ridgewood Democratic Club to Our Lady of Victory Church (583 Throop Ave, Queens)
Segment D: 3:30-5:00pm Our Lady of Victory Church to Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn)
EVENING dinner and program: Sustainable Agriculture Includes Farmworkers 5:30-7:30pm
Speaker: Professor Margaret Gray, PhD
Music: St. Mark’s Choir and Musical Ensemble
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
53 Prospect Park West, (1st & 2nd Streets, Brooklyn/ Grand Army Plaza-2, 3 Lines /7 Ave-F, G Lines