May Day / International Workers’ Day 2017

Join us in Durango, Colorado to celebrate May Day / International Workers’ Day. Event details TBA.

To get involved in organizing the event, please attend the Durango Autonomous Assembly (General Community Organizing Meeting).

Seeking speakers, presenters, workshop facilitators, tabling, etc.

Contact us for more info! dirtyhands (at) riseup (dot) net

Some background:

Most people living in the United States know little about the International Workers’ Day of May Day. For many others there is an assumption that it is a holiday celebrated in state communist countries like Cuba or the former Soviet Union. Most Americans don’t realize that May Day has its origins here in this country and is as “American” as baseball and apple pie, and stemmed from the pre-Christian holiday of Beltane, a celebration of rebirth and fertility.

Read more…

Also see:

A short history of May Day

May Day – the Real Labor Day

Why May Day?