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Buffalo's Virtual May Day Celebration

Date: May 1, 2020, 4-5:30 pm
Buffalo's Virtual May Day Celebration

Celebrate frontline workers, reflect on the impacts of COVID-19 on labor policy and workers’ rights, hear new research on coerced labor, learn strategies to support workers in the new economy, and experience new artistic tributes to workers.

We're coming together virtually on May 1 for May Day - also known as International Workers' Day or Labor Day in many countries. Historically, May Day was central to the movement that ultimately won the eight-hour work day. This year, we'll ask what labor policies and workers' rights we need now to build workers' collective power and voice.

Join us for this virtual celebration featuring Sharon Ivey, Civil Service Employees Association (CSEA) and Buffalo Living Wage Commission; Dr. Erin Hatton, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, University at Buffalo and author of Coerced: Work Under Threat of Punishment; Andrew Delmonte, Cooperation Buffalo; Kevin Connor, Public Accountability Initiative and Bargaining for the Common Good; Stacey Robinson, Artist and Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Illinois; Jerome Wright, Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement.

Register here.

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