May Day Celebrates the 99%

Information & updates on the permitted, family-friendly May Day March & Rally organized by the Portland May Day Coalition.

Apr 23, 2010

Community Events April 23-29th

May Day March and Rally
Jobs for All: Immigrants' Rights Are Workers' Rights

Saturday, May 1st, International Workers' Day
11am: Gather at SW Park Blocks (Park and Salmon) for sign-making, art, and entertainment.
12pm: Rally with music and speakers
1pm: March through downtown Portland

In keeping with our Solidarity Statement, here are several events over the next week organized by community groups.


Police Brutality and Community Organizing
Friday, April 23rd, 4-6pm
PSU Smith Student Building, Room 294

A panel of amazing activists, including speakers from Rose City Copwatch and Albina Ministerial Alliance, organized by student groups at PSU and the NW Student Coalition.

City Repair's Earth Day Celebration
Saturday, April 24th, 10am-7pm
Washington High School field, SE 12th and Stark

A day long festival of music and community groups coming together, themed, “Re-Seeing Our World.”

Workers' Rights Board Hearing on Nike's Labor Practices
Tuesday, April 27th, 7-9pm
PSU Multicultural Center, Room 228

The Workers' Rights Board, a project of Jobs with Justice, will hear testimony from workers from two factories in Honduras which closed in 2009 after, USAS tells us, years of making clothing for Nike. The workers will show that they were entitled to severance pay under Honduran law, which they never received.

Solidarity Social: Remembering 10 years of May Day
Wednesday, April 28th, 7-9pm
PSU Multicultural Center, Room 228

A party hosted by the PSU Pan American Solidarity Organization. Join us for a great evening of food, music, personal recollections, and a slideshow of May Day 2000. Donations accepted.

Sidewalks Are For Everyone! Parade and Rally
Thursday, April 29th, Noon.
Sisters of the Road Cafe, Corner of NW 6th & Davis

City Hall is voting on the Sidewalk Management Ordinance, which will divide the sidewalk into acceptable “zones,” relegating the poorest people to sit and lie only on the curbside. Sisters of the Road will rally, sidewalk parade to City Hall, sign up for testimony and pack the City council chambers at 2pm.