May Day events!
8am: Free coffee, free time! Bike Bloc meets at 2nd & Oxford. Departing 9am.
9am: Sit-in Sing-along: Keep Families In Their Homes! with Action United. 3801 Market St. Today, thousands of hardworking families with stable incomes and the ability to pay a mortgage lose their homes each month to foreclosure, and tens of thousands more choose between their mortgage and basic needs. Kick off May Day by fighting foreclosures with community power & direct action!
12pm: Occupy Philly will strike every bank in the city. Meet at 1700 Market St in front of Wells Fargo for a festive march and roving picket which will shut down several bank branches throughout the day. Predatory lending. Foreclosures. Theft of Philly Public School $$ Trough Bad Swap Deals. Federal Bailouts. Excessive Fees. We Say Shut It Down! The Sheriff Forecloses On Homes; We Foreclose On Banks! To be followed by Holi-style celebration (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holi)
12pm: People's Power March through West Philly starting at 12noon at 52nd & Market. West Philly is being turned into a center of repression: a new juvenile detention center (48th & Haverford), a new Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) center (41st & Filbert) and a Philadelphia police headquarters relocating from Center City to 4601 Market. Just blocks from W. Philly High School, these are centers of Philly’s school-to-prison-pipeline for youth of color. For information: MayDayMarchPhilly@gmail.com; 610-352-3053
3-7pm: March, rally, and celebration at the labor monument in Elmwood Park (71st and Buist Ave, Southwest Philly), the city's and the nation's first and only park dedicated to the labor movement. Occupy Philly's Food Committee will be making one of their amazing meals for everyone and the Philadelphia Childcare Collective will be providing games and face-painting for kids. For more info please check out this page: https://www.facebook.com/events/187736868013474/
5:30 PM: First public hearing on the decision to further privatize the school system - School Reform Commission Budget Hearing - at 440 N. Broad.
7pm: OP General Assembly @ Elmwood Park. A "listening GA" aimed primarily at listening to local concerns from Elmwood Park community.
Philly will be celebrating this special May Day with style, in solidarity with other occupies across the continent and people across the world!
Occupy Philly stands in solidarity with the calls for a day without the 99%, a general strike and more!! On May Day, wherever you are, we are calling for:
TAKE THE STREETS!