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In New York, Reducing the Distances Between Us

Updated: Mar 16, 2021

By Bro. Anthony Zuba of the Parish of Holy Cross-Saint John the Baptist (NYC)

"On Wednesday morning, Nov. 30, five parishioners active in our justice and peace committee met me in Herald Square. All of them are Macy’s customers; some even have a Macy’s account! We were joined by Rosaline Costa, who organized one of the first women’s garment unions in Bangladesh, and Andrea Reyes, chair of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition. We toted 400 postcards in a Macy’s paper shopping bag to Charles Miller, vice president for social responsibility, who received them from us with appreciation and much courtesy. In our brief exchange we thanked him for accepting the postcards. We invited him to read these postcards, and the thousands more arriving in the mail from around the U.S., as anecdotal evidence of consumers’ desire for a fair-trade apparel alternative."


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