Singing "We Shall Overcome," 200 marched through Pittsburgh's Hill
District Tuesday night, from the Kaufman Center of the Hill House to
Earlier in the day, 104 riders were welcomed with a dinner and Latin American
music at the Kaufman Center. A forum on immigrant rights followed the rally at Freedom Corner.
Invoking the memory of the freedom rides of the 1960s, the Immigrant
Workers Freedom Ride demands recognition of the plight of immigrant
workers; calling for basic protection of civil rights, a clearer road to
citizenship, the ability to reunite families, and better protection of
rights on the job.
Caravans started in ten different cities
and will converge in Washington DC, and then for a rally in New York City's Flushing Park on 4 October. The caravan that stopped in Pittsburgh started in San Francisco.
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