International Workers’s Day, also known as May Day, takes place on May 1st world wide – including in Portland.
Portland’s leftists, labor rights advocates, and May Pole aficionados will be celebrating, protesting, and dancing.
2012 Portland May Day activities and events:
What: This is the permitted, family-friendly May Day March & Rally organized by the Pdx May Day Coalition.
When: 2 p.m – 7 p.m.
Where: South Park Blocks – SW Park & SW Salmon
Find more details at the Portland May Day website and Facebook event page.
What: The Portland Liberation Organizing Council, a group of organizations dedicated to addressing the current economic crisis with community-led solutions focusing on the systemic problems that enabled this crisis is ready to reclaim land.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Woodlawn Park (near NE 13th and Dekum)
Visit LiberatePDX.org and the Facebook page for more information.
What: Watch local Laurelhurst Elementary kids skip around the may pole, reenacting a century-old Portland public school tradition. Stay for dinner and maybe a movie in the theater.
When: 4 pm – 9 p.m.
Where: Kennedy School (5736 NE 33rd)
May Day McMenamins-style – food, beer, music, and dancing kids, can’t get more wholesome than that!
Find more May Day actions and events at the Portland May Day website.
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