Laura Garcia, 30, (center, dressed in black) shakes a can noisemaker and holds a sign as she marches a few blocks south of Manhattan’s SoHo district on Day 7 of the 18-day Farmworkers March for Justice event. As a child of a farmworker, Garcia benefitted from Rural & Migrant Ministry programs for children that exposed her to opportunities beyond her experience and gave her hope for a brighter future. Today, she’s a racial justice 1. program manager for the YWCA. Photo: Amy Sowder