On May 1st at 4pm around 70 people gathered in front of the Mickey Leeland Federal Building to host a rally for just immigration reform. People from the faith community offered prayers, a number of musicians sang, poets performed, and representatives from different community organizations spoke about their work, including SDS, who spoke about our work fighting immigrant detention for profit, and trying to shut down the T Don Hutto family detention center in Taylor Texas. [see photos from the rally]
May First is celebrated worldwide as international workers day, observing the struggle for the eight hour work day in Chicago and the Haymarket Martyrs, anarchist immigrant workers from Germany and Bohemia, as well as Albert Parsons from Texas. Protest for workers and immigrant right take place across the US and across the world on this day.