Staten Island Marches Against Hate
STATEN ISLAND, NY - On Wednesday, July 28th, Make the Road New York members and allies will march through the streets of Port Richmond to say WE ARE ALL STATEN ISLAND and stand up against the hate that has affected all of the communities on the island.
The national climate of fear furthered by Arizona's new law is felt acutely in Port Richmond, as immigrants respond to increasing reports of bias crimes in the area in the wake of the beating of Alejandro Galindo. To show that immigrants are ready to work together to improve relationships with other communities in the island, the march will bring people from different backgrounds to show a unified front against violence and present proactive solutions to respond to the increase in hate crimes. The march will begin at 6PM at the intersection in Port Richmond where Alejandro Galindo, a recent victim of a hate crime, was attacked.
Throughout the march, Make the Road NY members will also be conducting a massive community education and outreach effort to engage hundreds of community members in the national campaign to repudiate the implementation of SB 1070 by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer (R-AZ).