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May Day is for Everyone: A Festival of Resistance

  • Holladay Park Portland, OR, 97232 United States (map)

This year the May Day Coalition have decided to celebrate the work that is being done, in the form of a “festival of resistance”. The Coalition wishes to emphasize that May Day is for everyone, that we are connected by our desire to resist those who would see us erased. This festival will attempt to show that it is not the fascist that have the power, or the imperialists, or the capitalists, or the colonizers, or the ruling class, or the bosses. It is us. It is the dispossessed, oppressed, and marginalized masses of poor and working people who are the makers and shapers of history.

This year, the Portland May Day Coalition calls upon every worker, every renter, every artist, every immigrant, every student, every teacher, every parent, every child, every union, every organizer, and every progressive, radical, and revolutionary organization in the city of Portland to rise up, resist, and unite with us on May 1st. This festival will be rejuvenating in nature, it is the Coalition’s goal to provide a space for those who have been in the trenches these past years, and also for those who this could be their first rally.

Earlier Event: April 27
Richmond Neighborhood House Party
Later Event: May 5
Piedmont Neighborhood Walk