May Day is International Workers’ Day, a time of celebration and opposition throughout the world, except in the United States where it began. May Day commemorates the May 1, 1886 nationwide protest for the eight-hour day and the following “Haymarket Affair,” a pivotal event in the history of workers’ and anarchist movements in which four labor organizers were hanged by the State in Chicago. May Day is also the ancient celebration of Spring and rebirth—the traditional time for planting new seeds in old ground.
Printed at C & D Printshop, Chicago, IL.
This is #2 in the Celebrate People’s History Poster Series.
I was recently invited to participate in the People’s Budget Office, a participatory project by facilitating artist Phoebe Bachman and Mural Arts Philadelphia. A cohort of four different Philly artists…