May Day Events 2018

Art Build 1

Thursday, April 26 3PM to 6PM

Fruitvale Village

In preparation for this year’s May day, we will host an art build were youth, adults, elders, and allies come together to paint banners, create posters, spray paint images onto shirts/bags, and screen print! Please come ready to paint so wear clothes you don’t mind getting dirty.

We will provide stencils, paint brushes, banners, acrylics, spray paint, poster papers, etc!

You bring energy, snacks to share, stencils you want to contribute, banners with messages of your choosing, shirts/bags to spray paint images on and any other art you’ll like to contribute for May Day.

The youth of 67 Sueños and Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice will be leading this art build! All are welcome!

We will be gathering in front El Centro Legal de la Raza, by the churro stand. This is a kid friendly space! Email lsanchez@afsc.org if you have any questions.

Political Education and Art Build

Sunday, April 29 1PM to 4PM

at Greenpeace Wearhouse (955 7th Street, Oakland)

As we celebrate another International Workers Day, we know how important it is for our organizations’ members and our communities to understand why we march on this day and why it’s as important as ever to link working people’s struggles with global migration

Feel Free to Bring Food to Share
You are welcome to bring shirts or fabric for screen-printing.

Political Education will be from 1 – 2:30pm

Art Build 2:30pm – 4pm
We will also be hosting a chant training during this time

Confirmed Panelist Include:
Reem Assil (AROC)
Pierre LaBosierre (Haiti Action Network)
Tracy Nguyen (VietUnity)
Maria Villarta (CARECEN)

OSF Teach-In Flyer


May Day Events and Activities

Oakland Sin Fronteras Endorsed Activities
(All events are family friendly)


Art Build 1

As we gear up for the May Day 2017 march, we will be holding two days of creating beautiful art and visuals. Mark your calendars, and join us for two days of community building and art making where we will create posters, banners, signs and more.

Tuesday, April 18th from 5-9pm

East Side Arts Alliance, 2289 International Blvd. in Oakland


Art Build 2

Wednesday, April 26th from 5-7:30pm

Fruitvale Plaza, International Blvd between 35th and Fruitvale Ave. in Oakland (Fruitvale Bart)

May 1st: International Workers Day

Oakland Sin Fronteras Endorsed Activities

(All events are family friendly)



People’s Climate Movement March and Rally – April 29th

What: Rally and March

Time: 11-5pm

Location: Lake Merritt Amphitheater

May 1st Actions


Alameda County – Make Sanctuary Real!

What: Communities Rally to hold Sherriff Accountable to Make Sanctuary Real: End ICE collaboration, Prison

Expansion, and Militarization of our communities

Time: 8:30am -11:30am

Location: 1401 Lakeside Drive


Youth Walk out and Rally

What: Youth from 10+ High Schools will be walking out and standing up against the attacks on migrants!

1st walk out starts at Madison Park Academy on 105th at 10:30am and will be marching down West on


What: Youth Rally

Time: 2:15pm

Location: 35th and International


Children and Elders Art, workshops and Activities


What: Children & Youth May Day Activities Are Organized By: Abundant BeginningsBoomshake MusicColorful Mamas of the 99%Rice and Beans Childcare CooperativeSama Sama Cooperative, and the Bay Area Childcare Collective.

After learning together and making art, this contingent will be joining the march from Eastside Arts Alliance to ensure kids & elders can make it to the end.  Activities will continue at San Antonio Park!

Time: 9am-6pm

Location: East Side Arts Alliance


Climate Justice Contingent and Rally

What: As Climate Justice organizations prepare for May 1st March they rally in  front of CitiBank who fund Dakota Access Pipeline and many other projects that harm our mother earth

Time: 2pm

Location: CitiBank 3301 E12th St. Oakland


Oakland Sin Fronteras General Rally & March

Time: 3pm-4pm

Location: 34th and International

March Starts at 4pm

Route: West on International, Right on 22nd Ave, Left on Foothill, End at San Antonio Park


Ending Celebration

What: Migra Watch Training, Know Your Rights Training, Palestine Youth

Movement Art Exhibit, Trump Pinata Breaking and Closing Program

Time: 6-7pm

Location: San Antonio Park on Foothill btw 17th and 18th Ave


For more information email: baymaydaycoalition@gmail.com