Friday, May 1, 2015
Portland State University-South Park Blocks
We encourage everyone to Rise Up In Solidarity for social & economic justice this May Day. Together we can build a movement to take back our communities.
Originally a celebration of coming of summer, May Day became part of labor movement fighting for an eight-hour day in the 1800s. On this day, over a hundred years ago, workers organized to demand fair labor conditions.
Today, working people are still denied basic rights, as many live in poverty, endure houselessness, food insecurity, and lack of access to health care. As we approach May Day in 2015, we recognize how immigration status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, access to education, and other personal realities intersect and affect the way workers experience a range of injustices. This year our call is to reflect on the differences, find common ground, and Rise Up In Solidarity!
We Gather – 2pm
We Rally – 3pm
We March – 4:30pm