What a day… and oh what a night!

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From left to right, Raul Pacheco of Ozomatli, the CIW’s own Pedro Lopez, and Marisoul of La Santa Cecilia gather on stage for one last, collective encore to an amazing musical evening.

Largest Fair Food march in years, electrifying music festival mark joyous celebration of twenty years of struggle, progress for farmworkers in Florida!

From the Tampa Bay Times:

 

Fair Food demonstration in St. Petersburg, FL

Thousands of people paraded through downtown St. Petersburg, along Third Street S, in support of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and Fair Food on Saturday March 21st, 2015. The allies to farmworkers came from all over the country, including Michigan, Massachusetts, and Ohio. The group started at Bartlett Park, and paraded 3 miles to Vinoy Park. The route took participants past Wendy’s and Publix, two corporations that have not joined the Fair Food Program. The Fair Food Program supports the human rights of farmworkers. (March 21, 2015) [Monica Herndon | tampabay.com]

Check back later for much, much more from yesterday’s huge Parade and Concert for Fair Food — including more on some very important news from the Student / Farmworker Alliance!

We’ll give the last word on this quick round-up to Karina, who summed up the experience of the action perfectly in this, one of the final tweets of the night…