Unidad Latina en Accion NJ to Commemorate International Workers Day May 1
Unidad Latina en Acción New Jersey is a multi-ethnic community based, non-profit organization, with the mission of challenging systemic unfairness and inequality in the Hightstown, East Windsor and Roosevelt areas of New Jersey. We believe that through popular education, organization, and movement building we will be able to empower communities.
May Day originated in the United States during the fight for an eight-hour work day at the end of the 19th century. It has become an international celebration of the social and economic achievements of the labor movement. ULANJ wants to take this opportunity to celebrate the memory of past struggles as well as to recognize the injustices against immigrants present in the current immigration policies.
We at Unidad Latina en Acción New Jersey, with support from our partners in the community, are organizing a cultural and artistic event, culminating in a walk through Hightstown on May 1. We have obtained the necessary permits for our event and invite everyone to bring their friends and family for an afternoon of unity. Light refreshments will be provided.
The cultural and artistic portion of our program, with speakers and musical entertainment will begin at noon. The walk is scheduled to commence at 3 p.m. The demands we are highlighting at this year’s event are as follows:
- A just and humane immigration policy
- Labor rights for all workers
- Jobs for all, regardless of race, gender or religion
- A local ID card
WHEN: Sunday, May 1
WHERE: Memorial Park, North Main Street, Hightstown
TIME: Noon – 5 p.m.