Land Stewardship Project members and staff joined allies from across Minnesota on Oct. 5 for the National Day of Dignity and Respect march and rally. During the day thousands of people from around the country joined together in calling on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. In Minnesota, LSP joined with members of the state’s faith, business, labor, law enforcement and immigrant communities in calling for comprehensive immigration reform. After gathering at the Basilica of Saint Mary in downtown Minneapolis, particpants marched to the Hennepin County Government Center for a rally.
LSP sees immigration reform that includes a path to citizenship as being central to building a healthy farm and food system in our nation. LSP believes that we can’t have a truly sustainable agriculture without providing fair and just opportunities for all. Legislation that shows promise for reforming immigration laws has been proposed in Congress, but has been stalled due to the recent government shutdown.
Here are a few photos from the Oct. 5 event: