May 1st is MayDay

 
MayDay 2005 will be celebrated in many ways in the San Francisco Bay Area. MayDay is the original labor day in the United States- it started as International Workers' Day in the late 1800's. It has also been observed in Celtic culture as "Beltane," a holiday in observation of the coming of spring. San Francisco has also recently had a tradition of Reclaim MayDay events, which included labor, pagan, and artistic celebrations of MayDay.

A May Day March and Rally in Solidarity with Local Labor Struggles and Immigrant Workers will take place on Sunday May 1st. At 3pm there will be a march from Jefferson Square Park (Gough/Turk 10 minute walk from Civic Center BART) to a 5pm Rally at Dolores Park. There will also be a Town Hall meeting, with food, music, film screening, all starting at CellSpace at 7pm. At the 5:00 rally, there will be speakers from recent and ongoing local labor and immigrant workers struggles, including a report-back from the recent delegation, which went to Arizona protesting the racist, vigilante Minuteman Project. The Town Hall will be about organizing against the proposed cuts and fare hike of San Francisco’s public transportation system. Read more
A May Day Labor Forum, entitled "Workers and The Struggle Against Government Repression" will take place on May 1st at 7:30OM, at ILWU Local 10, 400 North Point St. San Francisco. Read more about the event
There will be an art show on Jack Kerouac Alley, between City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe at Columbus & Broadway from Noon to 6 p.m. Music will be by "Tanaora" - A Brazilian Jazz Quintet, and a wide variety of art forms will be displayed including painting, photo collage & photography, printmaking, mixed media, art books and jewelry. Read more
Other events: Community Speak Out against War at 5pm in Sacramento | Other Central Valley Events | Free Mind Media Grand Opening Art Show at 6pm in Santa Rosa | CounterPULSE (formerly 848 Community Space) Opening May Day Celebration at 7pm in San Francisco | Street Level TV Screening of Episode 13 | Reclaiming's Annual Beltane Ritual takes place in SF's Golden Gate Park at 12pm | More May 1st Events from Indybay's Calendar

Indybay Coverage of MayDay 2004 | MayDay 2003 | 2002 Festivals of Resistance | 2002 Anti-Capitalist and Union Marches in SF and Oakland | 2002 Reclaim the Streets in Berkeley on 4/30/02 | MayDay 2001 was one of the first global MayDays | MayDay Reclaim the Streets 2001

MayDay 2005 will be celebrated in many ways in the San Francisco Bay Area. MayDay is the original labor day in the United States- it started as International Workers' Day in the late 1800's. It has also been observed in Celtic culture as "Beltane," a holiday in observation of the coming of spring. San Francisco has also recently had a tradition of Reclaim MayDay events, which included labor, pagan, and artistic celebrations of MayDay.

A May Day March and Rally in Solidarity with Local Labor Struggles and Immigrant Workers will take place on Sunday May 1st. At 3pm there will be a march from Jefferson Square Park (Gough/Turk 10 minute walk from Civic Center BART) to a 5pm Rally at Dolores Park. There will also be a Town Hall meeting, with food, music, film screening, all starting at CellSpace at 7pm. At the 5:00 rally, there will be speakers from recent and ongoing local labor and immigrant workers struggles, including a report-back from the recent delegation, which went to Arizona protesting the racist, vigilante Minuteman Project. The Town Hall will be about organizing against the proposed cuts and fare hike of San Francisco’s public transportation system. Read more
A May Day Labor Forum, entitled "Workers and The Struggle Against Government Repression" will take place on May 1st at 7:30OM, at ILWU Local 10, 400 North Point St. San Francisco. Read more about the event
There will be an art show on Jack Kerouac Alley, between City Lights Bookstore and Vesuvio Cafe at Columbus & Broadway from Noon to 6 p.m. Music will be by "Tanaora" - A Brazilian Jazz Quintet, and a wide variety of art forms will be displayed including painting, photo collage & photography, printmaking, mixed media, art books and jewelry. Read more
Other events: Community Speak Out against War at 5pm in Sacramento | Other Central Valley Events | Free Mind Media Grand Opening Art Show at 6pm in Santa Rosa | CounterPULSE (formerly 848 Community Space) Opening May Day Celebration at 7pm in San Francisco | Street Level TV Screening of Episode 13 | Reclaiming's Annual Beltane Ritual takes place in SF's Golden Gate Park at 12pm | More May 1st Events from Indybay's Calendar

Indybay Coverage of MayDay 2004 | MayDay 2003 | 2002 Festivals of Resistance | 2002 Anti-Capitalist and Union Marches in SF and Oakland | 2002 Reclaim the Streets in Berkeley on 4/30/02 | MayDay 2001 was one of the first global MayDays | MayDay Reclaim the Streets 2001

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