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A Day With Out Immigrants – May Day in Bay Area

A Day With Out Immigrants - May 1st in San Francisco

May Day events have become rallying cries for immigration reform, particularly in major metropolitan cities with large Latino populations.

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.”

Below is a list of events around the Bay Area in recognition of May Day.


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San Francisco:

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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San Jose:

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.


Mountain View:

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.


Morgan Hill:

4 p.m. march from Galvan Park, 17666 Crest Ave., to ICE Office, 220 Vineyard Court. Organizers suggest that only U.S. citizens attend.


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Veronica Novoa takes a phone order at Mendoza’s Restaurant in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, April 27, 2017. Mendoza’s is one of several restaurants in the South Bay expected to shut down for May Day demonstrations. Employees plan to participate in a local march and will hand out flyers ahead of the event. (Patrick Tehan/Bay Area News Group)


All marches and rallies are expected to be peaceful events.


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May 01 2017


Date: 05/01/2017
Cost: FREE
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Justin Herman Plaza

Embarcadero Center,
San Francisco, CA 94105, CA United States

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