April 25: How Immigrants Revived May Day

Tuesday, April 25
7:00 p.m.
Common Good Cafe
(Downstairs at the University Temple United Methodist Church)
1415 NE 43rd St.
Seattle, WA 98105

In 2006, massive protests for immigrants’ rights swept the country. In every major city and many smaller towns, businesses shut down and marches filled the streets. Up until that time, May Day, which began as an international workers holiday in the U.S., had not been celebrated in any large way in the United States for many years. Since 2006, May Day has been a crucial day of protest each year, and this year will be see large mobilizations again. Join us for a discussion about the history of how immigrants revived May Day. We will also devote some of the meeting time to planning for the May Day actions in Seattle.

For background reading on May Day and the immigrants rights movement, consider reading:

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