May Day Events

New Haven – A coalition of groups are sponsoring a general strike, and a rally and march starting at the New Haven Green on May Day, Monday, May 1. The strike, including school and business as usual, is intended “to demonstrate the economic power of immigrants, women, Muslims, LGBTQ folks, Native Americans, the African American community, workers, and every other marginalized group that is currently under attack by the Trump administration.” The rally is from 12:00 – 5:00, followed by a march through New Haven at 5 pm. Individuals and businesses that want to participate may contact the coalition’s planning committee at maydaynewhaven2017@gmail.com. The coalition members are Immigrant Bail Fund, SURJ New Haven, CIRA, JUNTA for Progressive Action, Answer CT, MEChA de Yale, Unidad Latina en Acción, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, Middle East Crisis Committee (MECC), and the IWW.

Bridgeport – A coalition of groups are sponsoring a Sanctuary City March. Meeting at 4:00 pm at the McLevy Green, participants will march to City Hall (45 Lyon Terrace), where there will be a City Council meeting. The Council is expected to consider the Sanctuary City Resolution. If they do not, participants will be there to hold them accountable. The coalition members are CTCORE-Organize Now!, CT Students for a Dream, Make the Road CT, CT Working Families Party, Latino Advocacy Foundation of Fairfield County, Better Bridgeport, CIRA, and SEIU 32BJ.

Danbury – A coalition of groups are sponsoring a No Hate in the Hat City rally and march for immigrant rights and worker rights to close ‘A Day Without Immigrants in Solidarity with All Workers.’ Participants will gather at 4:00 pm at the Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, 4 Harmony Street. The march will begin at 4:30, down West St, then down Main Street. The coalition members are CIRA, CT Students for a Dream, Women’s March CT-We March On, UAW Region 9A, Danbury Area Justice Network, The Hispanic Center of Greater Danbury, and AFT CT.

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