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May Day - El Dia Del Trabajo & Austin Beloved Community

May Day - El Dia Del Trabajo & Austin Beloved Community

May Day - El Dia Del Trabajo & Austin Beloved Community

Thursday May 1, 2014 marked the InternationalWorker's Day/ DIA DEL TRAJAJO.

Many grassroots organizations and activists gathered at RESISTENCIA BOOKSTORE to celebrate and to recogmize the official web launch for AUSTIN BELOVED COMMUNITY. The evening was an opportunity to have fun and learn about many community organizing projects past & present.

Austin has a rich history of social justice organizations, artists and activists who have worked hard to fix longstanding problems in neighborhoods and communities.

Here is a collection of photos highlighting moments from the evening which included music, poetry, soapbox speeches, shared literature tables, filmclips, food, & an art clothesline.

Organizations participating included: ACC/AFT Local 6249, ADAPT, ALLGO, Austin Tan Cerca de la Frontera, Campaign to End the Death Penalty, Challenger Newspaper, Creative Action, Code Pink, Democratic Socialists of America, Education Austin, Freedom Road Socialist Organization (/OSCL), Grassroots Leadership, Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition, International Socialist Organization (ISO), MonkeyWrench Books, People's History in Texas, PODER, Proyecto Defensa Laboral (Workers Defense Project), Resistencia Bookstore, Rise Up Texas, Texans United for Families (TUFF), The Sierra Club, The Rag Blog, Texas Jail Project, Third Coast Activist, Treasure City Thrift, TSEU/CWA Local 6186, Women's Community Center.

Music by Sonoita, Fandango Tejas, Mario Garza, Kiko Villamizar, Kiya Heartwood, and The Bronze Band!

Kids Art Area guided by Treasure City Thrift

Check out Austin Beloved Community at http://www.austinbelovedcommunity.org/