May Day 2017 — Calgary

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Downtown Calgary (multiple locations; see description)
Calgary, Alberta, CA

Posted by Calgary Social Change.

4:30pm: Gather near City Hall (800 Macleod Trail SE)
6-8pm: Potluck and Get Together, Central Library, meeting room 1 (616 Macleod Trail SE)

After the rally, the potluck will include discussion and short presentations on local actions and causes, especially those affecting workers and the labour movement.

May Day is a day to uphold the dignity of Labour and to declare that our future lies in the fight for the rights of all.

May Day 2017 is taking place in the context of the election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency and what this means for the working people.

It is a day when we can discuss what workers struggles for their rights and the rights of all represents in the present and for the future.

A good way to start when preparing for May Day is to think about what concrete solutions can be put forward to solve the problems the workers face. For this reason we are holding a discussion at the potluck and gathering where collectives of working people can review the advances they have made in the past year, the obstacles in their path and the challenges they face and how we can unite to solve our problems.

After the picket, we welcome everyone to participate, share their experiences and give their views.

This event will take place on the land of the Treaty 7 People, The Blackfoot from Kainai, Cree, Blood, Siksika, and Peigan, The Sarcee from Tsu’tina and Eden Valley, and the Stoney Nakoda people from Morley. We acknowledge all treaties; fulfilled and broken. We are all treaty people, visitors to this land and we give thanks to the people who came before and keep this land for us and all our future generations.

Organized by a Calgary May Day Committee.
For further information:
phone: Peggy @ 403 283 7054,
twitter: Grant @CalSC