All out for May Day: May Day Rally, Monday, May 1, 5-8pm, Bo Diddley Plaza

Join labor and immigrant groups in a celebration of International Workers’ Day and immigrants’ rights. There will be live music, speakers, and tabling by social justice organizations.

Speakers: Madres Sin Fronteras/Mothers Without Borders, Dream Defenders, Industrial Workers of the World, North Central Florida Central Labor Council, Alachua County Labor Coalition, National Women’s Liberation, Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice.

Music by Mama Trish, others TBA — Food and drink available from local vendors

by Gainesville IWW

May Day, founded in the United States in 1886 during the struggle for the 8-hour work day, is known around the world as International Workers’ Day, International Working People’s Day, or simply International Labor Day.

This year, join in solidarity in downtown Gainesville with immigrant workers and others who will be striking, marching, taking direct action, and celebrating working people’s resistance to the anti-immigrant, racist, sexist, queer-bashing, anti-worker agenda of the Trump regime.

Come hear testimonies from the immigrant women workers of Madres Sin Fronteras and their families, as well as activists from a number of other groups working to hold the line against the Trump agenda and push forward political and economic gains for the working class.

Join a group and get involved; if you’re already involved in organizing, learn more about, and make connections with, activists from other groups.

Let’s build solidarity with our friends, co-workers, neighbors, and fellow community members.

The celebration will start off with a May Day parade from the corner of University Avenue and 13th St., which will form up at 4:30pm and march to Bo Diddley Plaza.

The rally with music, food, speakers, and info booths will take place on the Plaza from 5-8pm.

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