The North Country Peace group said although the Dickens Festival is held on an annual basis in the village, people consistently overlook the fact that Charles Dickens was an advocate for the poor and that he decried the terrible inequality of his time.
To remind those of Dickens’ advocacy, the peace group attended the festival holding prison signs that said things like "poverty is abject misery" and "need a living wage." On the North Country Peace website, the group said the point of their demonstration was to remind attendees that Charles Dickens championed many of the causes that their peace movement addresses today.
The North Country Peace Group is a peace and social justice organization made up of concerned citizens from Setauket and neighboring communities. For the past 10 years, residents of the group have been standing for peace and justice on the south corner of Route 25A and Bennetts Road in Setauket. To find out more about the organization click here.
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