Rural & Migrant Ministry (RMM) and Boris & Uriel Martinez (members of RMM)
In the Spring of 2016, Rural & Migrant Ministry requested the support of Long Island Jobs with Justice, along with many other Long Island organizations and individuals, in an effort to call for the release of Uriel Martinez, a 19-year-old brother of a Long Island farmworker leader, Boris Martinez, and a refugee from El Salvador, who was being held at the infamous Stewart Detention Center in Georgia for attempting to flee violence in El Salvador.
Uriel faced threats in El Salvador to join a gang. Other members of his family who refused to join gangs were murdered. The gangs were especially interested in Uriel because he is very good in karate. He has won various international competitions including, the Caribbean and Central American games.
While in detention, Uriel become ill and was not provided proper medical attention. Uriel's brother, Boris, sought legal counsel and community support in his fight to get his brother released and gain custody him. Rural & Migrant Ministry was there with him every step of the way. Long Island Jobs with Justice supported by accompanying Boris to family court hearings and sat as Witnesses to his and Uriel's case. After multiple court hearings justice was served and Uriel was released and reunited with Boris!
Please join us on Friday, December 9th, from 10am-12pm, as we celebrate and honor the work of RMM and the triumphs of Boris and Uriel.
The event will be held at the First Baptist Church in Riverhead (1018 Northville Turnpike, Riverhead)
Individual Tickets: $25Note: online ticket purchase includes a $1.50 processing fee
**Please make checks out to "Long Island Jobs with Justice" and mail to 390 Rabro Drive, Hauppauge NY, 11788**