Theo Oshiro, 718-418-7690 x 218 or 347-432-6234 (English and Spanish)
Andrew Friedman, (718) 418-7690 x206 or (718) 809-7158 (English and Spanish)
of Spanish-speaking community members to protest discrimination at
Duane Reade Pharmacy and other pharmacies in front of Duane Reade
Latina victims of discrimination and
civil rights violations at many New York City pharmacies will gather in
front of Duane Reade branch in Brooklyn to describe their experiences.
members call for pharmacies to stop discriminating against limited
English proficient community members who are routinely put at risk by
medicines with English-only labels and instructions.
Announcement of the filing of legal action to confront the problem.
of report "Bad medicine" which contains real life stories showing how
the lack of translated labels and interpretation services can impair
access to healthcare and put people in danger.
Members and staff of Make the Road by Walking, Lawyers from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
- Dozens of Latino immigrants will carry signs and will sing and chant about discrimination at pharmacies.
conference featuring community members describing their experiences and
announcing the initiation of legal action to enforce the law.
- Release of report detailing laws violated by many pharmacies and real-life stories of how people suffer.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007 at noon
In front of the Duane Reade Store at 54-11 Myrtle Avenue Queens, NY
(at the corner of Myrtle Ave. and Palmetto Street)
L train to Myrtle-Wyckoff Station
Interviews with community members and copies of written testimony and report available on request. Contact Andrew Friedman for more information.