Date(s) - 12/02/17
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
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Each year, a festival is held in downtown Port Jefferson, celebrating the work of Charles Dickens. The festivities, however, consistently overlook the fact that Dickens was an advocate for the poor, and that he decried the terrible wealth and income inequality of his time. The North Country Peace Group once again will have a presence at the Dickens Festival, reminding attendees that Charles Dickens championed many of the same causes the we in the peace and justice community address today.
This yea’s action will be a silent vigil with the protestors hodling our Debtor’s Prison “bars” with messages reflecting contemporary examples of the kinds of social justice issues that Dickens wrote about. We will have literature about poverty and inequality in America