Fighting for a Dream: 2015 Labor-Faith Prayer Brunch

On December 10th, 1948, the United Nations adopted what has been called the Magna Carta of the Human Race, the “Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” guaranteeing all peoples of the world such fundamental rights as shelter, food and education. These guarantees draw from the Declaration’s Preamble recognizing the “inherent dignity and the equal and alienable rights of all members of the human family” as the foundation of “freedom, justice and peace in the world.”

Long Island Jobs with Justice will commemorate the anniversary of the Universal Declaration by holding our annual Human Rights Day Labor-Faith Prayer Brunch. This year’s brunch title is FIGHTING FOR A DREAM: Honoring Undocumented Children and Those Who Serve Them.”


Article 26 of the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that “everyone has the right to education,” yet too many young people are still denied access. This year, we will reflect on the challenges undocumented young people face and lift up the remarkable work of Dreamers and allies across Long Island.

We are proud to honor Patrick Young, Esq., Program Director at the Central American Refugee Center (CARECEN) and Jackeline Saavedra, Staff Attorney at Empire Justice Center at this year’s event.

Join us on Thursday, December 10th, from 10am12pm, as we celebrate and honor the remarkable humanitarian work of Patrick and Jackeline.

The keynote speaker for the afternoon will be Rev. Richard Ryscavage, Director of Fairfield University’s Center for the Study of Faith and Public Life.

The event will be held at IBEW Local 25 (370 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge)

Registration ($25) is open and you can register here today!

If you would like to RSVP by email, please contact Kimberly Saget at ksaget.lijwj@gmail.com.Please RSVP by December 3rd.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor please contact Anita Halasz atahalasz.lijwj@gmail.com or (631) 348-1170 ext. 304.

Looking forward to seeing you on December 10th!

“Education is not a way to escape poverty – it is a way of fighting it.”
Julius Nyerere, former President of the United Republic of Tanzania


Prayer Brunch 2015

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