Take Action This May Day Weekend!

This May Day Weekend, join Fight Back Pittsburgh and our friends as we take action to demand a more just and sustainable future. Get your act ready for the annual May Day Variety Show on Friday, April 28. Then join us in the streets on Saturday at the Pittsburgh March for Climate, Jobs and Justice in the morning and the 8th Annual Polish Hill May Day Parade in the afternoon. On Sunday evening enjoy food, music and fellowship at the IWW’s annual May Day Eve commemoration. The busy weekend of action will culminate on Monday, May 1 as hundreds take to the streets on the south side to stand up for immigrant rights!

 

May Day Variety Show 2017

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Friday, April 28 at 7 PM at 460 Melwood Ave.

Come one, come all for Pittsburgh’s annual May Day Variety Show. Prepared to be regaled by some of our city’s best and brightest. We are still recruiting performers. This show is located in the back of the building at the loading dock.

Click here to sign up your act, or email maydayvarietyshow2017@gmail.com

Pittsburgh March for Climate, Jobs and Justice

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Saturday, April 29 at 10 AM
Cathedral of Learning—4200 Fifth Ave.

On April 29th, we will march for our families. We will march for our air, our water, and our land. We will march for clean energy jobs and climate justice. We will march for our communities and the people we love.

With their insatiable profit motive, the petrochemical industry is destroying our health, stealing our land, and poisoning our water. The Trump administration and Republicans in Congress are on a runaway train to line their pockets at the expense of our health, our safety, and our planet. It’s on us to create an alternative future.

The March for Climate, Jobs, and Justice is just one step towards building a long-term grassroots movement to protect the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, the struggles for justice and peace and more. But it is a start.

The March will end at Communitopia’s FutureFest 2017 on the front lawn of Phipps. FutureFest features a glimpse of the world of tomorrow through art, demonstrations, performances, science and hands-on activities for all ages — from scavenger hunts to craft stations. A large, free public festival, FutureFest 2017 is the result of collaboration between several stakeholder organizations, led by Communitopia, working across different sectors, with the same goal of celebrating and promoting Pittsburgh’s vision of an achievable, sustainable future.

 

8th Annual May Day Parade in Polish Hill

Saturday, April 29 at 1 PM

Come celebrate the rites of spring and the rights of the working class at the 8th Annual Polish Hill May Day Parade. The parade starts at 1pm from the dead end of lower Melwood in North Oakland just past Pittsburgh Filmmakers.

May Day Eve Commemoration 2017

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Sunday, April 30 at 7:30 PM – 12:30 AM
Bulgarian Macedonia Cultural Center
449 W 8th Ave., Homestead, PA

Join the Pittsburgh General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World and Pittsburgh IWW General Defense Committee Local 5 as we commemorate the true Labor Day and come together to remember the achievements of the working class and build bonds to defend and address the current struggles we still face.

We are not only commemorating the fight for the 8 hour work day of the Haymarket Affair of 1886, but the 125th anniversary of the Battle for Homestead and celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the formation of the General Defense Committee of the IWW.

 

May Day March

Monday, May 1 — Meet at 3pm at South Water and Hot Metal Street (near Southside Works)

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This May Day stand in solidarity with immigrants and workers against the criminalization of people of color. Now more than ever we must unite and take to the streets. Our communities and families demand and deserve to be respected, and to live and exist without fear.

Can’t make it to the march? Join us after from 5:30-7:30pm for food, music, and community building at the Pittsburgh Federation of Teachers Hall (10 S. 19th St.).