May Day 2010 Richmond, VA | Workshops | Rally | Parade
April 30, 2010 - May 1, 2010
Endorsed by 24 organizations [ endorsements ] we will rally and march in celebration of workers rights, and the upward struggle for freedom, justice and equality! We march for an end to all wars and occupations! We march for the right to food, housing & jobs for everyone! We march for the workers right to organize! We march for Women's right of control over their own bodies! We march for education for all! We march for a living wage! We march against racism! We march for health care for all. And we march for the legalization of all workers, for no one is illegal!
Friday April 30, 2010
William Byrd Community House
5:00pm - 10:00pm
Saturday May 1, 2010
Workshops @ Gallery 5
10:00am - 3:00pm
RALLY & PARADE:
Abner Clay Park (Clay & Brook Rd in Jackson Ward)
4:00pm (rally & speakers)
With the specter of a market free of government regulation that reaches far beyond the familiar borders of the United States, there is a need, more than ever, for a labor movement that demands for the rights of working people, and holds accountable the government and corporations for the injustices that we are forced to endure at the mercy of the wealthy.
Title of Workshop: One City, One Community.
Description: Residents of Public Housing in Richmond Against Mass Eviction (RePHRAME) is dedicated to the empowerment of public housing residents and community stakeholders in the face of redevelopment and gentrification by the Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authoirty (RRHA). By creating a powerful community voice consisting of public housing residents, community members, and city leaders RePHRAME is working towards housing communities by design and not by default. RePHRAME members Max Daniel and Vanessa Valentine will discuss the history of north Jackson Ward, public housing, and the future of community redevelopment. Come learn about a movement dedicated to housing issues, as well as social and economic justice for all peoples.
Facilitator(s): Vanessa Valentine & Max Daniel
Short Bio: Max Daniel is a graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University's(VCU) School of Social work. After being connected with RePHRAME through an internship opportunity, he has continued work to increase his awareness of human rights, housing issues, and community organizing. He hopes to attend VCU's School of Social Work graduate program for community organizing in the fall of 2010.
Vanessa Valentine is a graduate of J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College and Tidewater Community college in Social Sciences with an interest in advocating for the disadvantaged and disabled. A certified carpenter, she has worked for Goodwill and Henrico County. She has lived in Richmond for thirty years and was a proud home-owner, however after a medical disablement she is now a resident of the Gilpin Court Housing Community. She is dedicated to creating a strong voice and a better community for herself and her neighbors.