May Day: Women Workers Lead the Struggle

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May Day: Women Workers Lead the Struggle

By Charis Books and More/Charis Circle

Charis and USSW Present May Day: Women Workers Lead the Struggle. Join us for a panel of worker organizers for a discussion on women workers at the frontlines of unionizing the workplace. Organizers will discuss the significance of May Day and the work that labor organizers are doing locally and across the South. Following the panel attendees will participate in a Q&A to learn more about the efforts to unionize. May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, is a holiday to commemorate the 1886 Chicago Haymarket riot and the workers’ movements that have both flourished and suffered in the years since. The original May Day protest sought not only an 8-hour workday but to truly build democratic control of their workplaces.

Union of Southern Service Workers (USSW) is built by and for low-wage workers across the service industry. We are building our union by any means necessary, and building it in a way that makes sense for us.

This event is free and open to all people, especially to those who have no income or low income right now, but we encourage and appreciate a solidarity donation in support of the work of Charis Circle, our programming non-profit. Charis Circle's mission is to foster sustainable feminist communities, work for social justice, and encourage the expression of diverse and marginalized voices.

In-person event guidelines:
  • All attendees must wear a face mask at all times inside the building
  • We will begin seating people at 7:00 PM ET.
  • This event will be live-streamed via crowdcast. Click here to register to attend virtually.
  • As a reminder: If you are not feeling well, please do not come to the event.
  • If you have any questions regarding these guidelines or to request specific accessibility accommodations, please contact [email protected] or call the store at 404-524-0304
If you would like to watch the virtual event with computer-generated captions, please watch in Google Chrome and enable captions. If you have other accessibility needs or if you are someone who has skills in making digital events more accessible please don't hesitate to reach out to [email protected]. We are actively learning the best practices for this technology and we welcome your feedback as we continue to connect across distances.

By attending our event you agree to our Code of Conduct: Our event seeks to provide a harassment-free experience for everyone, regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, religion (or lack thereof), class, or technology choices. We do not tolerate harassment in any form. Sexual language and imagery are not appropriate. Anyone violating these rules will be expelled from this event and all future events at the discretion of the organizers. Please report all harassment to [email protected] immediately.

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Charis Books and More/Charis Circle

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