Detroit Labor Crawl

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International Workers' Day, also known as May Day, occurs every year on May 1st and commemorates the Haymarket affair in Chicago. This day has since been used to show our power as workers!***

What better way to honor this important day in Labor history than to take a bus tour of historic locations throughout Detroit where workers have shown courage through strikes, pickets, and other job actions? Many of us, in and around the city, don't know our own Labor history very well. So, let's take a couple of hours to hangout with other cool kids, have some drinks, and learn about the impressive history of Detroit's working class...and maybe even hear about some radical plans for the future!

NOTE: To reserve your seat on the bus, you MUST register at THE COST IS ONLY $5.00!

Join us on May 1st for an event you don't want to miss! Our tour will start at Anchor Bar, located at 450 Fort St. (near Cass Ave.) in Detroit, at 6:00pm. The bus will leave promptly at 6:30 with stops at the site of the old Dodge Main Plant, Grand Circus Park, and Hart Plaza. We'll get to hear from fellow activists who have lived through the struggles that took place at and around some of these historic locations. We'll also have a few artists from the area join us to add a little flavor to our expedition!

The bus will return to Anchor Bar around 9pm where we can keep the party going and get to know one another!

Parking adjacent to Anchor Bar is free as long as there is no attendant in the lot. You can also park elsewhere and catch the People Mover to the Fort/Cass station.

This tour is sponsored by Bernie's Brigade and Detroit Area Workers Now (DAWN).

Contact if you have questions or want to purchase multiple tickets.

*** The Haymarket affair was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day. In reaction to the killing of several workers on the previous day by the police, an unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting. The bomb blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians; scores of others were wounded.
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