The Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project
Amidst the bustle and strength, hardship and triumph, lies the heart of every community. Some people keep it bottled up, hoping that time will take care of it all. Others decide to move away, hoping that with distance, they will find new life. And others embrace what they have, they life they have lived, and whatever the future holds.
To the Former Lake Apopka Farmworkers, this is the path they have chosen.
Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012, marked a day for celebration and remembrance. It marks a change of thought in our society, and a commitment that the stories and history of the Apopka Community will never be forgotten. April 3rd marked the opening of After the Last Harvest: The Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilt Project at City Hall in Orlando, Florida. This two-month exhibit is the first time that the Lake Apopka Farmworker Memorial Quilts have been shown for a pro-longed period in a gallery setting. It is a statement that while injustices still occur beneath our dinner tables, the issues these men, women, and children face are coming to the fore-front of public thought.
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