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May Day - International Workers Day

May Day - International Workers Day

Rally in front of RI state house for freedom, dignity and quality for all.

Rally for dignity, equality and respect for all last year. One child carries the sign "I have a dream..."

Photo: AFSC / Martha Yager
Saturday, April 30, 2011 - 8:00pm to Sunday, May 1, 2011 - 9:00pm

International Worker Solidarity Day - join with people from all over RI to celebrate the people who check us out at the grocery store, fix our cars, harvest and prepare our food, clean our buildings,teach our children, care for our elders, do the daily chores of state and city government, fix our roads and bridges, make the tools we use, staff our hospitals.... the people (US!) who make things work. It it time to join together to push back against the 1% that own everything and feel entitled to cutting our pay so that they can have more.  Help build a strong movement to create the society where we can all thrive. 

Regional events include: (flyers for the events are below)

 

April 30th 4PM Worcester People’s Festival to celebrate the REAL labor day.  4:00 PM  YMCA Family Park, 766 Main St. Worcester.  Indoors in case of rain.  Sponsored by the Worcester Immigration Coalition.

May 1st, RI Celebration.  Set up at 1pm at Dexter Park (Dexter St off of Westminster St, Providence).  2pm meet at the old Price Rite store on Manton Ave and march to Dexter Park.  Rally begins at Dexter Park at 3:00 pm with a few speeches and music starting at 3:30pm.  At 4:30 pm board the bus to join an action on “Secure Communities”.

May 1st, Boston Event: There are two feeder marches headed to a rally in Chelsea.  The Centro Presente contingent will leave Liberty Plaza in East Boston at 1:30pm.  

 

Pal youth

Please consider giving a special gift of $100 by June 30th, in recognition of AFSC’s nearly 100 years of building peace!