To celebrate International Worker’s Day, Black Lives Matter Alliance Broward will be hosting an educational/entertainment activity on Sunday evening, May 1st, at the Megaphone in Fort Lauderdale at 6 pm. The Megaphone is located at 803 NW 13th Terrace, Fort Lauderdale, in NW Gardens.
Historically, May Day is an American holiday celebrating the sacrifices people undertook to win the 8 hour work week and other labor rights in the late 19th and early 20th century. Today, May Day is a recognized holiday in many nations, but not in the US. In spite of this, activist groups in South Florida have continued to the tradition alive and true to its radical roots.
The schedule so far includes presentations by the Black Lives Matter Alliance Police Brutality Group, Broward Dream Defenders, and more. The Pink Slip Duo will perform a musical history of International Worker’s Day. Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs will be doing a radical arts and crafts table for all ages. There’ll be food but also everyone is encouraged to bring some as well for the community.
Tentative schedule so far includes:
- BLMAB’s police brutality campaign presenting on its effort to stop police abuse in Fort Lauderdale
- Video presentation from Broward Dream Defenders
- Update from SFL Fight for $15! Organizers
- Music by Pink Slip Duo
- Radical Arts & Crafts table by Fort Lauderdale Food Not Bombs
Other supporting groups include Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale Social Justice Committee, Everglades Earth First!, Peace Justice & Sustainability Florida. Last year, many of the same groups involved in the Alliance put together an inspiring May Day for Freddie Gray in downtown Fort Lauderdale. We hope our allies and supporters over the past year will join us again, so we can show the community, and each other, more about who we are and what we’re trying to accomplish. More to be announced!