From the May Day Coalition website, we are reposting the schedule of events for this upcoming weekend! It should be a good time to learn from fellow workers, reflect on the history of May Day and the Labor movements, and think about the current state of the labor movement and where we want it to go from here.
The Wingnuts will definitely be at the Really Really Free Market and History of May Day Workshop on Saturday. On Sunday, the whole Food Not Bombs crew will be at the Wingnut from 12:30 til 3:45 making some tasty food for our 4 o’clock meal in Monroe Park (where the Rally and parade are). Anyone interested in helping cook or bringing food for us to cook should, and also, keep in mind that we will need people to come back to the Wingnut after the rally and parade to help us clean up from Food Not Bombs.
May Day! Schedule of Events! / Primero de Mayo! Calendario de Eventos!
May Day 2011 Richmond, VA | Workshops | Rally | Parade
April 30, 2011 – May 1, 2011
Sunday May 1, 2011
Monroe Park (VCU Campus)
Music / Gathering: 3:00 pm
Rally / Food Not Bombs / Speakers: 4:00 pm
Parade: 5:00 pm
Closing Ceremonies: 6:00 pm
For the parade and rally, feel free to bring signs, flags, posters, puppets, banners, leaflets, etc. to let folks know why you came out and what it is about the struggle of working people that you are interested in!
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Workshops | Saturday April 30, 2011
Entering the Workforce: Know Your Rights! 11:00am – 12:30pm
Ginter Park Presbyterian Church, 3601 Seminary Ave, Richmond 23227
Members of the Richmond Industrial Workers of the World, a local Union for all workers will host a workshop geared toward educating youth ages 14 and up on their rights in the workplace, and how to fight back when their rights are being violated. This workshop is a collaboration between May Day 2011 and the Richmond Peace and Education Center’s RYPP Youth Peace Summit.
Really Really Free Market!!! 12:00pm- 3:00pm (more…)