3 p.m. Arts and Cultural Festival (including children's area) at People’s Plaza (CCB Plaza) in Durham
5 p.m. Potluck
6 p.m. March through downtown Durham starting at People’s Plaza
7 p.m. Rally and speeches at People’s Plaza
We invite everyone to participate in a May Day 2012 mobilization together.
May 1 is celebrated around the world as international workers day and originated in Chicago after the 1886 Haymarket Massacre, in which police fired on workers during a general strike for the eight-hour workday.
On May 1, 2006, in the largest single day protest in the history of the United States, massive migrant marches re-ignited May Day as a day of resistance, a near-lost tradition in the US. May Day is important this year as a day of action for economic justice and equality.
Over the past year, we have been inspired by people’s movements, resistance and actions around the globe. We have experienced an awakening over the past year that has created a new political movement and a focus on economic justice, and we believe that May Day 2012 is an opportunity for us to cultivate a broad and potent coalition of communities, organizations, and others seeking to build a different city and a different world. We believe that it can be not only a moment to demonstrate our discontent, but to begin to think together toward building self-determination for and from our communities.
Join us on May 1 as we rally for:
* Good jobs and living wages
* The right to join a union, the right to organize for all workers, and the right to collective bargaining
* Justice for immigrants, including amnesty and an end to deportations
* An end to police brutality, mass incarceration of communities of color, and all forms of oppression and discrimination
* Public sector jobs and services and public budgets that meet human needs