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Tom Morello, Michael Brown Sr. to Join May Day Events




This year’s May Day events in Los Angeles are grouped around the themes of immigration reform and raising the minimum wage. Below is an updated list of events, provided by the Los Angeles May Day Coalition and other sources. Note: Michael Brown Sr., father of the teenager shot and killed last year in Ferguson, Missouri, will join the #MayDaySolidarity march meeting in Downtown L.A., at the Chinatown Gateway (Broadway & Cesar Chavez Ave.) shortly before 3 p.m. Tom Morello, activist, singer and guitarist for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, will join the  march once it approaches the Metropolitan Detention Center (Aliso & Alameda streets) around 4 p.m.

Schedule of events:

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.: People gather at Dragon’s Gate, Chinatown, corner of Broadway & Cesar Chavez Ave.

3:15 p.m.– 3:45 p.m.: May Day Rally & program begins

Brief presentations and music.  Speakers include elected officials such as L.A. County Supervisor Hilda Solis and L.A. City Councilman Gil Cedillo.

3:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.: March begins. Music by Jornaleros del Norte throughout the March.

Participants in a second parade, the International Workers March, will gather at 3 p.m. at Olympic Boulevard and Broadway, then march north on Broadway to Grand Park at Broadway & First Street.

5 p.m. – 7 p.m., Grand Park on N. Spring St., in front of City Hall: Immigrant Families Resource Fair. There will be more than 50 information tables offering information about immigration, wage theft, fraud, criminal defense and housing attorneys.

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