From announcement : Hey Oregon Hill! You know the Halloween Parade put on each year by All The Saints Theater Company? Well we’re starting to organize for the May Day Parade and we’re looking for folks who would like help us with that. If you’re interested check out the info below. We’re […]
From announcement :
Hey Oregon Hill! You know the Halloween Parade put on each year by All The Saints Theater Company? Well we’re starting to organize for the May Day Parade and we’re looking for folks who would like help us with that. If you’re interested check out the info below. We’re also looking for help to raise some money to assist with some of the expernses that come with organizing something like this. If you have any ideas or would like to throw a benefit event for us get in touch!
May Day 2010 Planning Committee
Sunday December 13, 2009
Meet at Plant Zero Studio #3
0 East 4th St. (right accross the 14th st bridge on southside)
If you’re interested in getting involved this year with organizing of May Day in 2010, please consider attending this initial meeting. We will be discussing what we would all like to see happen, how we can achieve these goals and how we can all help. There will be projects big and small, so please don’t be discouraged if you haven’t been involved with anything like this before. It’s a learning experience for us all, even those who have been doing this kind of thing for years.
We will be meeting at the All The Saints Theater puppet studio in the Plant Zero Art Center. It’s easy to get to and just across the 14th St. Bridge downtown.
What is May Day?
May Day! International Workers Day! Our day to recognize and appreciate the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement. The struggle began in 1884 when the Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions passed a resolution that would enact an eight-hour workday beginning on May 1, 1886. On May 4th, 1886 during a general strike for the eight hour day in Chicago, police fired on strikers and killed a dozen people in what has become known as the Haymarket Massacre. In 1890, Labor activists, Leftists, Socialists and Anarchists began celebrating May 1 as the International Worker’s Holiday to achieve “…the legal establishment of the 8-hour day, the class demands of the proletariat, and universal peace.”
from Kenneth Yates, email@example.com