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May 1st, 2012 in Santa Cruz - International Workers’ Day
by Occupy May Day in Santa Cruz
Friday Apr 27th, 2012 12:57 AM
An assembly of UC Santa Cruz students, workers and community members have planned a day of action in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street's call for a worldwide general strike and the historical significance of May 1st, International Workers Day.

Details also provided for events in downtown Santa Cruz, which begin at 4:30pm at the intersection of Pacific Avenue and Laurel Street.
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Students, Workers, Community members of Santa Cruz

Students, Workers, and Community United for Justice
Day of Action for Workers Worldwide

An assembly of UC Santa Cruz students, workers and community members have planned a day of action in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street's call for a worldwide general strike and the historical significance of May 1st, International Workers Day.

This day of events will include rallies, poetry, performance, art, and education around the struggle of the 99% and our collective potential for social transformation. The action will begin with a kick-off rally at the Quarry Plaza on UCSC campus at 11:30 AM which will culminate in a late afternoon march to the downtown post office. Community members will join the march at the post office where there will be a rally with rousing musical performances, a May Day pole, and several local speakers on workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, and June ballot initiatives.

Millions of people throughout the world –workers, students, immigrants and migrants, the unemployed and underemployed – will take to the streets on this day to unify our diverse struggles. Historically, May Day has been a day of recognizing the struggles of workers. In a time of tuition increases while student debt topples 1 trillion dollars , millions of families suffering from an illegal foreclosure process, deportation for non-violent crimes in the tri-county area averages 46% while California at 20%, and unemployment in California at 11%, this is our opportunity to come together in solidarity and demand a system that provides a sustainable living for the working class This year’s May Day event is not only to call attention to these austerity measures we continue to face, but also to create an ongoing network of solidarity between Santa Cruz students, workers, and community members.

WHAT: May Day Action – International Workers’ Day
WHEN: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
WHERE: 11:30AM @ UCSC Quarry Plaza
3PM @ UCSC Campus Entrance
5:30PM @ Santa Cruz Main Post Office

DETAILS:

WORKER & STUDENT ACTION - 11:30am - UCSC Quarry Plaza
ACTIVITIES & WORKSHOPS - 1:30pm - UCSC Campus Entrance
RALLY - 3:00pm - UCSC Campus Entrance
MARCH to downtown
COMMUNITY RALLY - 5:30pm – Santa Cruz Main Post Office
REEL WORK LABOR FILM FESTIVAL - 7:00pm - Del Mar Theatre

DOWNTOWN SANTA CRUZ:

MARCH - Gather at 4:30 pm at the corner of Pacific and Laurel, where we will meet up with UCSC students who are marching from the base of campus. We will march down Pacific Avenue, pass by Wells Fargo, and finish at the Santa Cruz Post Office to join the Rally.

RALLY - 5:30 pm in front of the Santa Cruz Post Office with labor unions, students, community members and Occupy Santa Cruz.

FOOD AND GAMES - Beginning at 6:30 pm, there will be food and games in San Lorenzo Park.

CANDLELIGHT VIGIL - At approximately 8:00 pm there will be a candlelight vigil on the courthouse steps commemorating all those who have died, been beaten, imprisoned, tortured, and otherwise made sacrifices in struggles for workers' justice around the world, from the Haymarket Riots of 1886 (which International Workers' Day commemorates) to today.

MORE INFO ON MAY DAY:

http://OccupyMay1st.org/

http://occupytogether.org/

http://strikemay1st.com/
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