Monday, January 25, 2010

Martin Luther King Day Parade

The Farmworker Association joined the first ever Apopka MLK Day Parade this year. The Association addressed a variety of issues. In the pictures, we see Ana TreviƱo stressing the important role immigrants play in bringing food to our tables. Also pictured is Sarah's son, Ben, advocating for comprehensive immigration reform. And of course, the Lake Apopka Memorial Quilt team did not fail to impress.

As always, Linda Lee arrived with the cavalry. She brought with her our promotional quilt (made by her and Anayda in our last visit to Indian Town)and a team of determined youth to carry the banner.

Attendance at the parade was very good despite the chilly temperature, and we were happy to show our work to all of South Apopka.

Created with flickr slideshow.

A Martin Luther King day parade was a very suiting forum to promote our project. The quilt represents lives sometimes lost due to inequality, racism, and prejudice. The people being memorialized in this quilt represent several generations of farmworkers, some who worked the fields even before the civil rights movement and who struggled to have a voice, and others who faced our contemporary brands of discrimnation, environmental racism, and classism.

The dream lives on.

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