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Dear Friends, 

 

Here is a brief schedule for the May 1, 2024 Celebration of International Workers' Day at the Oregon Capitol Building, 900 Court St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301:

 

12 Noon.    Blessing / Opening by Danza Azteca, Indigenous dancers

12:30 pm      Concert by Singer Gabino Palomares, Mexico

1:00 pm.      May Day Declaration and International Bill of Rights by 

                   Reyna Lopez, president of PCUN farm workers union

 

                   Speakers from the Community

 

2:30--3:30 pm.    .75 mile march around the State Capitol Building in 

                      support of + housing for all

                      + path to citizenship for undocumented persons

                      + full funding for public education

                      + ceasefire in Palestine

 

THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON, BROWSE THE RESOURCE TABLES OF LOCAL COMMUNITY GROUPS including FARM WORKER MINISTRY NW (FWM-NW)!

 

Faith Leaders:  You are welcome to wear religious attire, such as liturgical stole, clerical collar, etc.  In the 1990's, PCUN organizer Leone Bicchieri urged,"Faith allies, show your colors!  Let others know the faith community stands with working families for justice."

 

With sincere thanks,

 

~ Ed Brandt

Dallas, Oregon

Member, St. Mark Lutheran Church, Salem Social Ministry Committee

Member, Farm Worker Ministry Northwest Board of Directors

503-917-1326 call or text

edgarbrandt74@gmail.com email

 

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