Episcopal Diocese of Rochester
Joy in Christ, a way of life

Labor Day Parade

Since 2010 about 40-50 of us have walked in the Labor Day Parade 
to show solidarity with NYS farmworkers and advocate for their rights!
Please join us on
Monday, September 5!
We will meet on Sibley Place, on the corner of East Avenue,
between 10:30-11:00 a.m.  
 Streets close at 9:30 a.m. for those being dropped off.
Please help pass the word!  Attached are flyers in English and Spanish!
We invite you to wear a red or white top
and/or a red and white bandana!  If possible, please bring a sign!
Please contact me if you have any questions via email, cell or text at 585-880-2847.
Without the hard labor of farmworkers that feed us every day, including during the pandemic at risk to themselves and their families, we would not have food on our tables.  
Marching in the parade is one way to express our appreciation to them! 
We hope you can come.

FLYER in English

FLYER in Spanish

Here are some possible messages for your homemade signs:

Thank you farmworkers
We love farmworkers
Got yogurt (or milk)?  Thank a farmworker   
Love wine?  Thank a farmworker
Like salads?  Thanks a farmworker
Farmworkers United
Farmworkers Deserve Overtime at 40 hours 
Farmworkers! The Hands That Feed Us
Farmworkers are "Business Essential"
Farmworkers Fed Us During Covid.  [♥]
  Your own creation

History was made when farmworkers joined a union for the very first time in the history of New York State!  Twelve NYS farmworkers working at Pindar Vineyards in Peconic, NY,  joined a union in September 2020.  That Union is Local 338.  Read about it here.  Click on link and scroll down. 
Local 338

Starbucks has been given the honor of leading this year's parade as we were in 2019 with passage of the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act.  We're very excited about that and for them! 
Farmworkers and Starbucks are certainly living up to this year's parade theme: