From announcement: 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 Endorse Here: [ http://www.maydayrva.org/endorse.php ] RSVP […]
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
Endorse Here: [ http://www.maydayrva.org/endorse.php ]
RSVP on Facebook Here! [ http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=111284678950426 ]
This May Day come celebrate and fight back simultaneously as we try to preserve our rights as workers, show solidarity with the workers in Wisconsin, and build a movement around real substantial immigration reform and against xenophobic and racist laws that will only serve to hurt us all.
The Richmond May Day Coalition [ www.maydayrva.org ] has joined ‘May Day United’ [ www.maydayunited.org ] in a national call to action for a network of worker centers, community organizations, and labor unions to increase national participation and power on May Day 2011 to win good jobs, legalization, and equality for every worker.
As we all know, Congress and state governments across the nation have begun to wage a relentless attack against all workers this year and in years to come, especially immigrant workers and workers of color. At the same time, the remarkable energy, turnout, and spirit seen five years ago on May 1, 2006 has yet to be duplicated.
Stagnant and falling wages, lingering unemployment, and escalating attacks on immigrants workers and the right of all workers to organize call for an outpouring of energy and action in the United States on May 1, 2011. A powerful grassroots movement can win fair-paying jobs and equality while defending against the expansion of Arizona-style racial-profiling laws, rampant firings, workplace raids, deportations, and the downward economic spiral confronting U.S. working families. To that end, we invite you to support and participate in the May Day United network along the following principles of unity:
1) Supporting increased participation in May Day 2011 actions and supporting local groups in organizing May Day actions where they do not yet exist.
2) Encouraging workers to request May 1st off, or for workers interested in striking, providing organizing and legal support in advance of May Day as well as comprehensive solidarity in the event of retaliation.
3) Calling for:
a) Jobs for all and legalization for all
b) The right to organize and true equality for every worker
Workshop Details Coming Soon!!!! More info at [ www.maydayrva.org ]
Submissions are open to both individuals and organizations who have endorsed May Day 2011 [ http://www.maydayrva.org/endorse.php ]. We welcome all ideas for workshops.