MAY DAY | Rise Up New York! Immigrant Rights and Worker Rights
May 1, 2017
May Day history: Celebrating May 1st as May Day started in Chicago in 1886 as part of the labor movement’s fight for the eight-hour work day. May Day, the international workers’ holiday, was born in the United States!
5:00 PM: May Day Celebration in Manhattan
At 5:00 p.m. New Yorkers from across the city will converge in Manhattan to stand together and resist the policies of the Trump Administration. Join us as we hear from musical performers who represent the diverse communities of New York City and directly from people impacted by Trump’s bigoted and anti-worker policies.
ALL DAY: May Day activities throughout the City
Throughout the day on Monday, May 1st, events will be happening across the city, in Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Check back soon for a full list of events.
We are a coalition of immigrant rights groups, labor, faith and allied organizations coming together to say in one voice that we stand together and we resist together. We demand that President Trump end his attacks on our immigrant, refugees and Muslim communities. We demand good jobs and the right to organize. We demand Congress pass a federal budget that reflects our priorities, that doesn’t include a single dollar for a border wall or unjust immigration enforcement.