Today is International Workers Day, May Day.
Many communist and left-wing parties began celebrating this day, to commemorate the Haymarket affair, which occurred in Chicago on May 4, 1886.
This year the celebration came with groups that wanted to emphasis a day without immigrants. From the Peace and Social Justice Center of Central Kansas:
May 1: A Day Without Immigrants
We will not buy. We will not go to school. We will not work. We will fight for permanent protection, dignity, and respect for all immigrants in this country.
Unéte al Dia Sin Inmigrantes/Join the Day Without An Immigrant:www.lahuelga.com
El primero de mayo, Cosecha invita a los trabajadores que dejen los campos, la maquilas, los restaurantes y los hoteles para paralizar la economía y demostrar los millones de dólares que los inmigrantes contribuyen a este país cada día.
No vamos a trabajar. No vamos a la escuela. No vamos a comprar. Te uniras?
On May 1st, Cosecha invites workers to leave the fields, the factories, the restaurants, and hotels to paralyze the economy and demonstrate the millions of dollars that immigrants contribute daily.
We will not go to work. We will not go to school. We will not buy.
Will you join us? http://www.lahuelga.com/
I put my own celebration together for this day:
Pix by Christina Lee Ghouled.