For immediate release
of immigrants from around the city to protest widespread illegal discrimination
at NYC pharmacies.
members will announce the filing of a civil rights complaint with New York
State Attorney General.
Pharmacies routinely put immigrants at risk by providing
medicines with English-only labels and instructions.
Victims of discrimination and civil rights violations at many New
York City pharmacies will gather in front of Rite Aid branch in Queens to describe their experiences.
release of report "Bad medicine" which contains close
to 20 testimonies showing how the lack of translated labels and interpretation
services can impair access to healthcare and put people in danger.
hundred immigrants will carry signs and chant about discrimination at
conference featuring community members describing their experiences and
announcing the filing of a complaint with the NYS Attorney General.
of a report detailing laws violated by many pharmacies and real-life stories of
how people suffer.
WHEN: Wednesday, October 31st,
2007 at 11am.
WHERE: In front of the Eckerd/Rite Aid Store at 50-15 Roosevelt Ave, Woodside, NY
(corner of 50th and Roosevelt
Avenue). 7 train to 52nd street station.
and staff of Make the Road New York, New York Immigration Coalition member
organizations, Lawyers from New York Lawyers for the Public Interest.
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Interviews with community members and copies of
written testimony and report available on request