May Day Celebration!

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May Day

On Sunday, May 1 the Lane County Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and the Eugene­-Springfield Solidarity Network (ESSN) will host a celebration of International Workers’ Day from 5:00- 8:00 at the Teamsters Union Hall in Springfield, Oregon. International Workers’ Day is an annual celebration of of working­class struggles around the world, which began as a memorial to eight Chicago anarchists and labor activists who were unjustly persecuted for participating in the movement for the eight-hour day in the late 19th century.

The event will feature short speeches about the history of International Workers’ Day, information about the current work of ESSN and IWW, and a musical concert. Musical entertainment will be provided by acclaimed folk-singer/multi-instrumentalist Mark Ross and folk due Monday Morning Denial. The Graduate Teaching Fellows Federation will be sponsoring a labor history coloring contest for children.

PDF versions of the coloring book pages can be downloaded below!

Ai-Jen Poo

Dolores Huerta and Cesar Chavez

Eugene Debs

Mother Jones

Syeda Ghulam Fatima

A Philip Randolph