Join us for our 5th Annual Community Seder on Wednesday April 12, 2023. We will start to gather at Faith + Works Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Orange, 35 Cleveland Street, Orange, NJ 07050 at 5:30pm. The program will be led by Rosanna and Virgilio Aran of the Laundry Workers Center United and will commence at 6:00pm. The seder celebration will be led by Molly Rose Kaufman and Holly Barszcz. This event is a joint community seder with Faith + Works, The HUUB, Inc. and University of Orange. After the seder, we will have a potluck to break fast for iftar.
Please view the Google sign-up sheet here and be sure to indicate what you will be bringing. If you would like to view the Faith + Works service with Rosanna and Virgilio and our seder on Zoom, please sign up here.
Rosanna and Virgilio Aran are Co-Directors of the Laundry Workers Center United. Together they work towards the goals established by the LWC to address the need for community-based leadership development geared toward improving the living and working conditions of workers in the laundry and food service industries, as well as in their families. Their work aims to combat abuses such as landlord negligence, wage theft, and hazardous and exploitative working conditions, all of which are endemic in low-income communities in New York City and New Jersey. Laundry Workers Center’s political philosophy is rooted in organizing workers and building their leadership skills and political power through a variety of worker-lead tools and tactics, including taking direct action at the workplace, serving as their own voice to media outlets, speaking out as member of this community, and acting as their own advocates at the negotiation table.