May Day 2018: Stand up for immigrants' and workers' rights!

On May 1 the world celebrates International Workers Day — May Day. In the United States, it will be an occasion to carry on the fight against the Trump administration's far right agenda.

Below is a partial listing of events the ANSWER Coalition and members organizations are involved in organizing and participating in. Check back to this page for updates.

Los Angeles, California

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Immigrant Rights Through People Power!
Tuesday, May 1
1:30 p.m.
Broadway and Olympic
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Join the People's Congress of Resistance, the Full Rights for All Immigrants Coalition and many other groups on May 1st at 1:30PM on the corner of Olympic and Broadway as we march to gain immigrant rights through people power!

May 1st is celebrated around the world as International Workers Day. After May Day's revival in the U.S. in 2006 when millions of people went on strike lead by immigrant workers, each year, on this day we continue to fight for workers, immigrants and all oppressed people.

We demand an end to the attacks on unions, ICE raids, police brutality and sexual harassment in the workplace. We call for an end to imperialist wars abroad which devastate innocent people and the planet. We strive for a society with justice for women, students, LGBTQ folks, and the environment. We salute the striking teachers and student walk-outs across the country who are demonstrating that when we are organized we have the power.

We encourage everyone to take the streets and build a movement to create a congress and new system that is representative of the people. A 'society for the many' is our vision for revolution!

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May Day Prep & Social
Friday, April 20, 7:30 p.m. at 2936 W 8th St
Details: This is a great opportunity to not only learn what is needed to prepare for a huge and symbolic demonstration like May Day, but also to start getting involved by meeting organizers from all over Los Angeles. We will be painting a banner, making placards and having great conversations. No experience necessary, all organizers are welcome! If you have any interest in fighting for worker rights and the rights of the people, please stop by! There will be food, beverages, music, and great conversations.
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People and Planet Before Profit: Immigrant Rights, Environmental Justice
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m. at 2936 W 8th St
Details: Join community members of the People’s Congress of Resistance this Saturday as we discuss and analyze our vision for a new society.
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New York, New York

12:00 p.m.
Union Square
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May Day Art Build En El Barrio
Sunday, April 22, 2:00 - 5:30 p.m. at Justice Center en El Barrio: 1637 Park Ave.
Details: The Justice Center en el Barrio is celebrating immigration activist leaders and championing anti-imperialist politics this year! We will be making placards reflecting women like Julia De La Cruz and the women of Damayan, a banner reflecting anti-war and anti-imperialist politics, and cardboard cut-outs of anti-war symbols to use for outreach. We will also be writing stories that happen to us at work to be shared by either the writer or volunteers for prep for Liberation Mic the following weekend (optional). Lastly, we will be providing wine and light vegan snacks (yay)! Come through!
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Boston, Massachusetts

Resist deportations!
5:00 p.m.
Boston Common
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Tampa, Florida

End union busting! End ICE collaboration! End police raids!
5:00 p.m.
Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
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North Country - Escondido, California

6:00 p.m.
210 E Park Ave.
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Washington, D.C.

2018 DC May Day Festival
5:00 p.m.
Malcolm X Park
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May Day Parade
11:30 a.m.
Navy Yard–Ballpark station
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Albuquerque, New Mexico

ABQ May Day - Service Workers Fight Back!
5:00 p.m.
Gather at Walmart (301 San Mateo Blvd SE, btwn Central Ave & Zuni)
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Oakland, Calif.

Oakland May Day! NO BAN. NO RAIDS. NO WALL
3:00 p.m.
Oscar Grant Plaza (14th Street and Broadway)
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Hyattsville, Maryland

Rally for Workers' Justice in Maryland
4:30 p.m.
CASA (8151 15th Avenue)
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