Richmond’s Annual May Day Parade will be taking place on Tuesday May 1st, 2012 from Monroe Park.

There will be a rally at 5pm and then a march/parade at 6pm.

More information to come! Keep your eyes and ears open for a ton of rad events scheduled around that whole weekend in Richmond! here are the activities confirmed so far:

Wednesday 4/25

1300 Bainbridge – the 13ainbridge Collective
Direct Action Training
Wednesday 4/25Potluck Supper 5:30 – 6:30
Training 6:30 – 9:00Struggles for justice have intensified this year as our communities face an all-out assault on our rights. Growing ranks of activists getting organized to fight back find increased repression targeting protest and free speech. If ever a moment called us to bold action it is now.

Direct action can be a powerful tool to focus our collective power. In this highly interactive workshop we’ll explore the basics of how to plan organize and implement a safe, effective direct action. topics covered will include de-escalating behaviors in tense situations, quick decision-making, roles and responsibilities and more.

This training is offered in support of our movements for justice in this region by Occupy RVA and the Wayside Center for Popular Education.

Trainer: Jeff Winder

Friday 4/27
– 4pm-7pm, 1600 Colorado Avenue
RePHRAME Teach-in Cookout
Open to contribution/suggestion for content.

In the lead up to May Day this year, join RePHRAME, public housing residents, Randolph Residents, and allies for a Neighborhood Cookout and Teach-in!

RRHA wants to sell off many scattered-site properties, including already occupied units. Come eat food, socialize, and hear the issues that are facing public housing residents in Richmond. Tell RRHA that working people deserve access to decent housing! Join us for fellowship and solidarity!

§  Wingnut Anarchist Collective, 2005 Barton Avenue,  7pm-11pm
Ø  Performances by Jake Mayday, Snail Party, My Son the Doctor
·         Contact if you want to add to lineup
Ø  Screen printing May Day Sabot Cat Patches
Ø  Possible Labor Song Workshop?
Ø  Launch Pad for IWW action

More events below!!!

 Saturday 4/28

§  Time/Place TBA
Ø  IWW Book Reading, Rebel Voices
Ø  Discussion facilitated by Daniel Gross
·         Will host IWW/BWI worker testimonials, followed by Q & A

§  Richmond Bicycle Co-op, 1806 Currie, Time TBA
Ø  Open House/Exhibition
·         First opening of new space, new business model
·         Members will present the intent and utility of the project from a socioeconomic standpoint; health, cost, mobility, environmental impact
·         Food may be in the works for this, possibly (V) BBQ

§  Route To Be Determined
Ø  Critical Mass Bike Ride
·         Will depart from Open House Event
·         Open to route suggestions

“Marxist Approaches to Community Organizing and the Struggle to Reclaim Richmond’s African Burial Ground”

– At the Flying Brick Library, 506 S. Pine St., hosted by Phil Wilayto. 6pm, Potluck Dinner!

§  Backyard Theatre, Lily Lamberta’s House, Time?
Ø  Spaghetti Dinner

Sunday 4/29

§  Various/TBA
Ø  IWW flier-bomb
·         April 15th IWW will have an action meeting to put last minute touches on a simple action that will involve delivering Federally mandated ‘Employee Rights’ posters to employers through out the city of Richmond.  They will need help with portions of this action
·          Volunteers will be needed on this day to help distribute fliers in high traffic areas telling people about the new requirement.

§  Monroe Park 10am- 6pm (Tentative)
Ø  Workshops/Exhibitions (see “Party in the Park”)
·         Fill  music acts, workshops,  activities
Ø  Children’s March
Ø  4pm – Food Not Bombs Celebratory May Day Potluck in Monroe park at the corner of Main And Belvidere.

Join Food Not Bombs for a Celebratory May Day Potluck in the Park!

Sunday April 29th at 4pm, in Monroe park at the corner of Main and Belvidere.

Food Not Bombs will be serving a free vegan community meal, like we have done every Sunday at 4pm for the past 18 years. We are inviting the community to come and bring vegan dishes and beverages to share, and turn this day into a potluck event to celebrate worker’s rights.

May Day (May 1st) is International Worker’s Day. There will be many events in Richmond over the weekend leading up to Tuesday May 1st. There will be information on those events available at the potluck.

Possible additional activities in Monroe Park after the potluck TBA!

Rain or shine, the food tastes fine!

For more information, please email, call 804 303 5449, or go online at for more info

Monday 4/30

§  Various/TBA
Ø  IWW poster action
·         Posters will be delivered in person to targeted employers.

§  Flying Brick Library, Time TBA
Ø  Banner Making
·         Come together to make banners, signs, etc  for May Day parade.

§  Commercial Taphouse, 7pm-Close
Ø  Workers/Union Social

Tuesday 5/1

§  Location/-Monroe Park
Ø  Rally/Parade
Rally at 5pm Parade at 6pm

Wednesday May 2nd

Post- May Day Country/Bluegrass Show at the Wingnut at 7pm

  • Wednesday, May 2, 2012
  • 7:00pm until 10:00pm
Come out to the Wingnut Anarchist Collective for a Post-May Day show, featuring Love Banshee from Toronto.Love Banshee is a seven piece country-ish band but are also influenced by garage, punk, doo-wop and jazz. You can listen to them here: www.lovebanshee.bandcamp.comLocal musician Pete Hamilton, who performs awesome bluegrass music, will also be playing this show!

And you can come hear local Ben Shirley with his “log-splittin’, pig-shittin’ banjo”!!!

7pm. All Ages. Sober. Bring some money for the touring band/band merch.

2005 Barton Avenue. 804 300 0023 wingnut_collative [at]

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