Abner Clay Park May 1st. 10:30-2:00PM
– Interfaith Vigil/ Vigillía multireligiosa
– Cultural and Art Showcase/ Show artistico y cultural
– Solidarity march towards General Assembly and City Hall/ Marcha de solidaridad hacia la Asamblea General y el Ayuntamiento
Events continuing throughout the rest of the day by partner organizations:
-Cookout and Meetup for Parade at Abner Clay Park
-Parade Start time
May Day is a globally celebrated holiday celebrated on May 1st which derives from an ancient pagan festival that celebrates the spring. More recently, it is also a celebration of worker’s resistance to exploitation and capitalism in what is the true people’s Labor Day or International worker’s Day. Undocumented workers are particularly echoed on May Day as their history of resisting exploitation deserves robust celebration and is integral to all of our current and developing rights at work.
Capitalism doesn’t give us our rights. We will take back the ones stolen from us.
In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Workers’ Day by Anarchists, Socialists and Communists to commemorate the Haymarket massacre in Chicago. International Worker’s Day is also referred to as “May Day,” which connects the traditional spring celebration with the celebration of resistance.
Lots of orgs will be calling for color brigades! Do you work with and organization, affinity group or just have a tight squad? Pick a color and use it on creating your brigade! We want to see you banners, flags and lots of energy!
The theme this year is sanctuary, so please reflect on what that means for you and your community, but also what it means for other communities too!
Join us as we come together and demand a better community for all of us.
All the Saints Theater Company, Antifa Seven Hills, No ACP, Black Rose Anarchist Federation, Richmond Struggle, SONG, Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy, Fight for 15, DSA, Progress VA, ICE Out of RVA, VA Defender, VACOLAO, CASA, New Virginia Majority