Days Four and Five Photo Report:
Port Charlotte to Venice
Faces of the March
Days Four and Five of the March for Rights, Respect, and Fair Food saw the marchers add another 28 miles to their total, hold a theater presentation for allies in North Port, stage an impromptu soccer match on tired legs in Venice, and continue to take their Fair Food message directly to thousands of drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and business people along Florida's most heavily traveled west coast business route, Hwy 41.
But as the first week of the march winds to a close, rather than tell the story of the past two days as we usually do, we thought we might do something a little different. Instead, we wanted to bring you a closer look at the marchers themselves, to share with you portraits of some of the core marchers who will be doing the entire 200-mile trek.
So below we bring you photos of some of the workers and their allies whose commitment and sacrifice make up the backbone of this amazing collective creature that has come to life and is making its way up Florida's coast, shattering for a moment the quiet hum of everyday life in Southwest Florida and -- by the sheer force of its will, beauty, and contagious joy -- compelling those with whom it comes into contact to think critically about how the food they eat is grown and harvested.
So without further ado, we bring you Faces of the March: