Monday, May 01, 2006

May Day

I would be remiss in my duties as a true friend if I didn't take a moment to acknowledge that May Queen contributor Flor Morales and her family demonstrated today in honor of May Day. This morning, I saw hundreds of local Latinos marching in white shirts toward Civic Center in San Rafael. Flor's husband was one of the men marching in their number. This is a struggle for dignity and a place in society by some of the most vulnerable people in the U.S. -the millions of workers consigned to fear and isolation by a system that demands their labor, but isn’t willing to grant equal rights. You can read Flor's moving story of fleeing El Salvador ten years ago in THE MAY QUEEN.


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