From the May Day Organizing Committee:
MAY DAY MARCH FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE, HUMAN DIGNITY AND SELF-DETERMINATION
Social Justice and Migrant rights activists will converge at a March and Rally this Saturday to build popular support for immigrant/human rights and social change.
The May Day March for Social Justice, Human Dignity, and Self-Determination will kick off this Saturday, May 1st 2010. It will begin at the State Capitol at 10:00 am and March through Downtown to a rally at Skyline Park (16th & Arapahoe) to last until 3:30pm.
This rally, on the verge the draconian anti-immigrant law SB 1070 in Arizona and the coming debates on immigration reform, is intended to show that migrant rights are human rights, and those being affected should have a say in the debate and participate in the construction of a world in which many worlds fit. It will call to end the criminalization and repression of immigrant workers, to stop the ICE raids, and to continue the construction of community self-determination, peace, and justice.
May 1st is International Workers’ Day, which began in the United States in the 1880s around the fight for an eight-hour work day. Since then it has spread around the world and continues to serve as a time for celebration and inspiration to millions. It has been revived recently due to the mass migrant rights marches the past few years.
This March and rally in Denver will be peaceful and celebratory. Among the featured speakers will be longtime human rights activist Ricardo Romero, as well as a musical performance by local Latin Reggae band Mono Verde.