May Day events have become rallying cries for immigration reform
Our young LATINO community is our FUTURE!
We interviewed several Latinos @ San Francisco City Hall about the importance of MAY 1ST. Si se puede!
May Day, also known as “International Workers’ Day,” is marked annually on May 1 to honor the efforts and sacrifices of workers around the world.
“This country would be nothing without immigrants. That’s the way it is, even if they don’t want to recognize it. Even if they treat us like criminals, the reality is that we’re not. We come to work.”
Photos of events around Bay Area:
Below is a list of events around the Bay Area in recognition of May Day.
Montgomery BART Station rally – 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
May Day San Francisco Strike at 630 Sansome Street – 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Occupy SF at ILWU Local 10 Hall, 400 North Point – 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.; March to Justin Herman Plaza at 10 a.m.; Rally at 11 a.m.; March to Civic Center Plaza at 12 p.m.; Rally at 2 p.m.
A Day Without an Immigrant at Justin Herman Plaza – 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Chinatown community rally at Portsmouth Square – 10 a.m. to 10:40 a.m.
UC Berkeley at 12 p.m.
Women’s Bloc General Strike at Fruitvale Plaza with march to San Antonio Park – 3 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Oakland Sin Fronteras rally at Fruitvale Plaza at 3 p.m.
Schools Are Safe For Everyone (SAFE) Walk at 8521 A St. at 7 a.m.
Hotel Worker Strike at Mandela Parkway and Yerba Buena – 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
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Silicon Valley May Day: Shut it Down! at Mexican Heritage Plaza/School of Arts and Culture with march to the Arena Gardens – 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
May Day Rally and March at Story & King Roads – 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Roof & Refuge March from 1351 Detroit Ave to 2151 Salvio Street from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
4 p.m. march beginning at Rengstorff Park Community Center, 201 S. Rengstorff Ave. A rally will follow at 5:45 p.m. at City Hall, 500 Castro St.
4 p.m. march from Galvan Park, 17666 Crest Ave., to ICE Office, 220 Vineyard Court. Organizers suggest that only U.S. citizens attend.
All marches and rallies are expected to be peaceful events.