Peace & Justice

This is the blog of the Commission on Peace and Justice for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany, New York.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Justice for Farmworkers

Across New York During the Month of October
People from Many Different Backgrounds Will Gather for...
A Statewide Vigil
for Farmworker Human Rights

In the 1930s . . . in the midst of the Jim Crow era . . . farmworkers were excluded under New York Labor Law from basic human rights, including a day of rest, overtime pay and protection while bargaining collectively. Now, in 2009, the New York State Senate can right this wrong, and all of New York can feel the freedom of the yoke of injustice being removed.

Join Us!

Albany area
Thursday, Oct. 15
5:30-6:30 p.m. (Outside the headquarters of the New York State Farm Bureau, 159 Wolf Rd. in Colonie)

Friday, Oct 16
6 p.m. (United Presbyterian Church, 50 East Main St., former Webb Horton Church)

Friday, Oct. 16
6 p.m. (Grace Episcopal Church, 3328 Franklin Ave.)

New York City
Saturday, Oct. 17
7 p.m. (Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 316 E 88th St.)

Sunday, Oct. 18
6 p.m. (St. John's Episcopal Church, 15 St John St.)

White Plains
Monday, Oct 19
7 p.m. (St. Bartholomew's Episcopal Church, 82 Prospect St.)

Monday, Oct. 19
5 p.m. (First Baptist Church, Dewitt Park)

Long Island
TBD (Setauket)
For further information call the Rev. Noelle Damico (631) 371-9877.

Wednesday, Oct. 21
7 p.m. (St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 15 St Mary's Place)


For more information, call Rural & Migrant Ministry at (845) 485-8627
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