Thursday, March 1, 2012

Florida Civil Rights Association Civil Rights March at Lake Eola!

Former Lake Apopka farmworkers Geraldine Matthew and Betty Dubose joined the Florida Civil Rights Association and Occupy Orlando, as well as other groups, in a civil rights march and rally around Lake Eola in Orlando, Florida on Saturday afternoon, February 25, determined to carrying on the message and vision of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

With disabilities related to years of working in farm fields in Florida, Ms. Matthew and Ms. Dubose were not able to march the full length of the lake, but they gave powerful testimonies of their lives and their work in the fields feeding America during their lifetimes and for the generations of farmworkers before them.  In the tradition of Cesar Chavez, they defended the dignity and justice of the hard working men and women in our agricultural economy.   The Farmworker Association of Florida joins with others to oppose harmful bills proposed by the state legislature and to stand for ‘dignity and justice for farmworkers and for all.’

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