Oakland– Immigrant workers, children, and community members will converge in Fruitvale Plaza on Wednesday for a vibrant May Day march demanding swift action to expand rights for all immigrants and their families.
The May 1 festivities will feature colorful banners, lively speakers, along with musical and theatrical performances. Following the kick-off rally in Fruitvale BART Plaza, hundreds of immigrant rights supporters will march to Mi Pueblo to stage a picket calling for justice for the grocery store’s workers who were threatened with I-9 audits and deportation after trying to organize a union. The diverse coalition will then continue to Josie de la Cruz Park for a festive closing rally.
WHAT: May 1 Rally and March for Immigrant Rights
WHEN AND WHERE:
3:00pm Opening rally at Fruitvale Plaza (Near BART)
4:00pm March begins
4:30pm Rally at Mi Pueblo
5:00pm Continue march to Josie de la Cruz Park
6:00pm Closing rally at Josie de la Cruz Park
WHO: Oakland Sin Fronteras, a coalition of immigrant workers, students, labor unions, and faith and community groups.