Utica lost a committed activist last week. Sunithi Bajekal was a dear friend of many and was active with Occupy Utica, the Mohawk Valley Peace Coalition, and the Mohawk valley Freedom School, among many other organizations. She will be greatly missed.
Please come to Sunithi’s memorial service today. Here are the details:
Sunithi Bajekal – Memorial Service
Saturday, June 21st 5pm
1607 Genesee St, Utica
The Memorial Service will be on June 21 at 5 PM, at the Resource Center for Independent Living (RCIL), 1607 Genesee Street, Utica. RCIL occupies the former Temple Beth El.
There will also be a vigil on Hart Street at 3 PM, and then a walking procession to the service at 5 at RCIL.
People are encouraged to bring food for after the service, but kitchen facilities are not available at RCIL, so it should be something that doesn’t have to be warmed.
Rest in Power, Sunithi! As martyred IWW member and labor activist Joe Hill said years ago, “Don’t mourn, organize!” Let us march forward and carry on all the struggles that Sunithi committed her life to.