Below is the schedule of events that we are planning on May 1st. For the sake of clarity and courtesy, we have also included events (marked with a *) that others are planning for May Day in Atlanta.
If you would like to add your own event to this schedule, contact us and let’s work together.
March from Troy Davis Park (formerly Woodruff Park) – With constant attacks coming down on working people, the poor, women, immigrants, and black communities in the state of Georgia, we feel it’s well past time to take the offensive and organize. Join this event on Facebook.
May Day Rally *
May Day Festival – Join us for an all-free festival on May 1st, International Workers Day. Free barbeque and grilled vegetables all day, live music, dance, a maypole, a film screening, workshops, and children’s activities. Join this event on Facebook.
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Really Really Free Market – The Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is like a garage sale where everything is free. The only rules are no buying, no selling, and no trading. Bring things that you don’t want like clothes, books, or appliances, and take whatever you want with you. Donations can be given in advance if you would like to donate but can’t make the RRFM. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to do so.
Free Food – Enjoy grilled barbecue and vegan foods for free. Celebrate with us in Coan Park, and while you’re at it, you can build up our community in struggle and plug into local Atlanta organizing. No work, no school, no banking, and no shopping: enjoy free barbecue and good times in Coan Park.
Live Music – I Wan Whiskey will be playing music for the May Day Festival in Coan Park. Enjoy great tunes on a day for us–the workers.
How Homophobia Effects Your Radical Movement (Workshop) – Jesse and Gerardo will be giving a talk on how queer politics and anti-capitalism intersect.
Nutrition & Health (Workshop) – Laura will be hosting a discussion on common deficiencies and delicious ways to eat healthy.
Seed Bombing (Workshop) – Amanda will give a workshop about seed bombing. She will have supplies for 20-30 people to make their own seed bombs! The workshop will last while supplies last.
Applying for Unemployment (Workshop) – Ted will be doing a workshop on filing for unemployment and how to reapply after being rejected.
Solidarity Networks & Solidarity Unionism (Workshop) – Jose will be doing a workshop on solidarity networks and solidarity unionism!
The True Cost of Coal (Workshop) – A workshop about how coal effects the environment, the people who live near extraction sites, and coal miners.
Protesting This Year’s DNC (Workshop) – A workshop on plugging in at the protests of the Democratic National Convention.
Homelessness & Job Loss (Workshop) – Art4The Homeless will be hosting a discussion on Job loss as it relates, and often leads to, Homelessness.
T-SPLOST & Mass Transit in Atlanta (Workshop) – A workshop on the political reality of mass transit in Atlanta, the gentrifying effects of the Beltline, and the transportation needs of working people.
Nuclear Power, the Environment, & Georgia (Workshop) – Courtney Hanson of Georgia Wand is hosting a workshop on Nuclear Power and its impact on rate-payers, workers, our food supply, and communities.
Maypole Celebration & Dance – The maypole dance is a traditional spring celebration dance. Super fun time! I Want Whiskey will be playing.
Film screening: Salt of the Earth – “Based on an actual strike against the Empire Zinc Mine in New Mexico, the film deals with the prejudice against the Mexican-American workers, who struck to attain wage parity with Anglo workers in other mines and to be treated with dignity by the bosses. The film is an early treatment of feminism, because the wives of the miners play a pivotal role in the strike, against their husbands wishes. In the end, the greatest victory for the workers and their families is the realization that prejudice and poor treatment are conditions that are not always imposed by outside forces. This film was written, directed and produced by members of the original ‘Hollywood Ten,’ who were blacklisted for refusing to answer Congressional inquiries on First Amendment grounds” (IMDB).