Thursday, February 11, 2010

MAYDAY 2010!

Celebrate MAYDAY 2010 in Grand Rapids! May 1st in Martin Luther King Jr. Park. To include: Community Potluck, Hip Hop Artists, Bands, Speakers, Kids Activities...

Performances by: BMG Entertainment, Chance Jones, Euphoria, Kelly O'Brien and the Bridge Street Special, Jihad Islam, Pain and Glory, Organel Williams and the Bottom Line Band, Alexis, Todd Krabs,...

11a.m. to 1 p.m. Community Potluck. Bring food to share or just bring an appetite.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m. "Really, Really Free Market"
The goal of the really really free market is to gather a variety of people from the community to share a talent, information, something one has an abundance of, or something anyone wants to share. Hopefully some art, music, bicycle repair, moped repair, hair cuts, Yoga, Clothes, fruits and veggies

1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Stop Targeting Our Kids (STOK) will offer a range of kids activities such as face-painting, coloring, and games

Performances All Day

Participating organizations: Grand Rapids Hip Hop Coalition, The Bloom Collective, Grand Rapids Institute for Information Democracy, League of Revolutionaries for a New America, Workers Solidarity Alliance, Lansing Workers Center, Grand Rapids IWW, Black Autonomy Network Community Organization, United States Social Forum, Stop Targeting Our Kids, Our Kitchen Table,Humane Society of GVSU...

More artists and organizations to be announced!

If your organization would like to participate or your a musical artist contact:

Grand Rapids and Chicago were the leading cities of the original MAYDAY. In 1886 7,000 furniture workers of the Knights of Labor left their workplaces for an impromptu march for the eight hour work day on May 1st. This ribbon is from the Grand Rapids MAYDAY 1886

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