Multiple organizations including Black, Latinx, the indigenous, LGBTQ, refugees, immigrants, laborers and the poor will collaborate on International Worker’s Day, when they’ll launch massive protests nationwide. Join us in Austin as we go beyond moments of outrage, beyond narrow concepts of sanctuary, and beyond barriers between communities that have much at stake and so much in common.
We, the Austin May Day All Day coalition of organizations, call upon all demonstrating in their communities to join in solidarity on this historic day.
Check out the events listed below and join us at 4pm as we converge at the capitol rotunda for a series of public teach-ins.
Family friendly! (but if kids want to play outside, adult supervision will be provided on south lawn).
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We will be updating the itenerary in the description as more events for this all-day May Day come up.
9:30AM – ICE Fuera de Austin/ ICE Out of Austin, Austin Sanctuary Network and Grassroots Leadership We will gather at the south gate of the capitol, (Congress & 11th entrance) to tell Governor Abbott we will not comply with his racists laws. Bring signs and noisemakers.
12:00PM – Workers Strike at Wendy’s! – San Marcos Socialist Collective,Fight for 15 Texas
Wendy’s workers in San Marcos are striking for management to put an end to unjust labor practices including: harassment, worker intimidation, and wage theft. They are also demanding safer working conditions,
2:15PM: University of Texas – UT Tower
May Day Walkout for Sanctuary Campus
“On May 1st at 2:15 pm walk out of class with students, faculty and staff to demand that the administration both declare in words and establish in action a sanctuary campus at the University of Texas at Austin.”
3:00PM – City Hall to Capitol March and Rally – Workers Defense Project
“On May 1st, immigrants and allies all over the country will rise up in resistance to demonstrate the power, resilience and strength of immigrants in America. Immigrant families are the backbone of the Texas economy. The #RiseUP movement is growing by the hour. Please follow the event for more information. ”
4:00 PM – Occupation of the Capitol Rotunda – May Day Teach-Ins
We, the Austin May Day All Day coalition of organizations, call upon all demonstrating in their communities to join in solidarity on this historic day as we occupy the rotunda of the Texas capitol building for a series of public teach-ins.
List of Teach-Ins:
The History of May Day
Resisting Trump’s Wars
Bring Back Black Austin
The Struggle with the Minimum Wage