Gainesville May Day 2019: Celebrating the working class

by the Gainesville chapter of Industrial Workers of the World

What: May Day Celebration March and Teach-In
When: Wednesday, May 1, 5pm (March) and 6pm (Teach-In)
Where: Civic Media Center and Alachua County Public Library

For 132 years — since 1887, one year following the 1886 Haymarket Affair in Chicago and the Bay View Massacre in Milwaukee, when twelve striking workers were martyred in the struggle for the 8-hour work day — the 1st of May has been a day set aside to celebrate the struggles and contributions of working people. 

On International Workers’ Day, or May Day, people all over the world take to the streets in struggle for workers’ rights and in celebration of the working class. Following in the footsteps of those brave people who took to the streets and risked their lives for the 8-hour workday, the fight still goes on  –  for a living wage, for safe workplaces free of discrimination, for the right to organize.

The Gainesville branch of the Industrial Workers of the World would like to invite everyone to join us on Wednesday, May 1,  in celebration of International Workers’ Day. 

We’ll be assembling at the Civic Media Center at 433 South Main St. at 5pm and marching to the headquarters branch of the Alachua County Public Library to hold a “teach-in” event with info tables and speakers from various groups and organizations active in the fight for workers’ rights in Gainesville. The teach-in will begin at 6pm in library Meeting Room A, upstairs.

Like and follow the Gainesville May Day page on Facebook for more details.

All out for May Day! D

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