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May 2016
Volume 29
Number 5


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MAY DAY - May 1 is May Day. Workers of the world will celebrate the 125th anniversary of International Worker’s Day. Born out of a call for an eight-hour workday in the United States, this day is an opportunity for all workers to show their solidarity with one another, as well as to renew the call for labor rights.

LABOR - H&M customers, students, unions, and concerned citizens around the world will join in a global day of action for Labor on the day of H&M’s Annual General Meeting, May 3.


IMMIGRANTS/REFUGEES - Grantmakers Concerned with Immigrants and Refugees (GCIR) will host the GCIR’s National Convening, Immigrants, Philanthropy, and the American Dream, May 3-5, in Austin, TX.

Contact: PO Box 1100, Sebastopol, CA 95473-1100; 707-824-4374;

WORKERS / FILM - The 5th Annual Workers Unite Film Festival will be May 4-21, in New York City.


MARIJUANA - On May 7, the first Saturday in May, marijuana legalization activists will hold informational and educational events, rallies and marches in over 300 cities around the world.


MOTHER'S DAY - The 19th Annual Mother's Day Walk For Peace will be May 8, in Dorchester, MA.


WOMEN/LABOR - The Regina V. Polk Women’s Labor Leadership Conference will be held May 12-15, in Grafton, IL. The Conference has been educating working women throughout the Midwest.

Contact: [email protected];

CONSCIENTIOUS OBJECTOR - International Conscientious Objectors Day is marked around the world each year on May 15.


INCARCERATION/YOUTH - May 15-21 is National Week of Action Against Incarcerating Youth. Events are organized in cities nationwide.


MALCOLM X - May 19th is the birthday of Malcolm X. Calls have been issued for a holiday, Claim Malcolm X Day, to celebrate the birthday of a freedom fighter.

GIRLS OF COLOR - On Thursday, May 19, the Grantmakers for Girls of Color Convening Planning Committee, supported by NoVo Foundation, will host a national convening of funders to begin an exploration of the challenges facing girls and young women of color and to create a plan to drive long-term systemic change.

Contact: [email protected];

LABOR - The Pacific Northwest Labor History Association Conference will be held May 20-22, in Portland, Oregon, where historians, students, unionists and others come together to share information and exchange views on past events that shaped the labor movement in both the United States and Canada.

Contact: 206-406-2604; [email protected];

LEFT FORUM - The 2016 Left Forum will be held May 20-22, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

Contact: 212-817-2003; [email protected];

FOOD/MONSANTO - March Against Monsanto will be May 21 in New York City and elsewhere.


FEMINISM/SCI-FI - The feminist science fiction convention WisCon 40 is scheduled for May 27-30 in Madison, WI.

Contact: WisCon, SF3, PO Box 1624, Madison, WI 53701; [email protected];

MULTICULTURE- The annual National Conference on Race & Ethnicity in American Higher Education (NCORE) will take place May 31-June 4, in San Francisco, CA.

Contact: SWCHRS, 3200 Marshall Avenue, Suite 290, Norman, OK 73072; 405-325-3694; [email protected];

WHISTLEBLOWING - June 1-7 is International Week to Support Whistleblowing. Events and actions are planned all over the world.

Contact: Stand Up For Truth, c/o Institute for Public Accuracy, 980 National Press Building, Washington, DC 20045; 202-347-0020’ [email protected];

JUSTICE - The Justice Conference will be held in Chicago, June 3-4. The Justice Conference is an annual national primary conference that seeks to educate, inspire and connect people around a shared concern for biblical and social justice, the vulnerable and oppressed.


BIKES - Bikes Not Bombs is holding its 29th annual Bike-A-Thon in Boston, MA on June 5.

Contact: Bikes Not Bombs, 284 Amory St., Jamaica Plain, MA 02130; 617-522-0222; [email protected];

FEMINIST CAMP - Feminist Camp is open to all who are interested in learning more about transforming feminist theory into practice. Camps are scheduled June 5-10 in New York City, and July 18-29 in Amherst, MA.


PEACE - The Ohio Peace Festival will be June 6-14, in various parts of Ohio. The Ohio Peace Festival is a celebration of community, unity, and peace in all its forms. Emphasizing events by the people of Ohio for the people of Ohio, the Festival focuses on peaceful collaboration within and among communities.

Contact: 1501 Neil Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43201; 614-327-8389; [email protected];

RADIO - The 40th Annual National Federation of Community Broadcasters Community Media Conference will be held June 8-11, in Denver, CO, with break-out sessions, two keynotes, affinity group summits, panel discussions and tours around the host city.

Contact: 1101 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20004; 202-756-2268; comments;

PEACE CONFERENCE - Peace, Justice and Security is an international conference on conflict resolution and festival hosted in Columbus, OH, June 8-13.


CLASS - The Center for Study of Working Class Life at SUNY Stony Brook will host the How Class Works 2016 conference at Stony Brook: June 9-11, 2016.

Contact: [email protected];;

JUNETEENTH - June 16 is Juneteenth, a holiday celebrating the announcement of the end of slavery in Texas and in the rest of the U.S. through the Emancipation Proclamation; June 19 is Juneteenth Independence Day.


MEDIA - The 18th annual Allied Media Conference will be held June 16-19, in Detroit. Held every summer, the conference brings together a community of people using media to incite change: filmmakers, radio producers, technologists, youth organizers, writers, entrepreneurs, musicians, dancers, and artists.

Contact: Allied Media Projects, 4126 Third St., Detroit, MI 48201; 313-718-2267;

VEGAN FEST - The annual Mad City Vegan Fest will be held in Madison, WI, June 18. The annual event features food, speakers, and exhibitors.

Contact: 122 State Street, Suite 405 B, Madison, WI 53701; [email protected];

SOCIALISM - The Socialism 2015 Conference is scheduled for July 1-4 in Chicago, featuring talks and panel discussions.

Contact: [email protected];

AMERICAN-ARAB - The National American-Arab Cultural Festival will take place July 9, in Washington, DC.

Contact: 1990 M Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, DC 20036;  202-244-2990; [email protected]

PEACESTOCK - On July 9, the 14th Annual Peacestock: A Gathering for Peace, will take place near Cannon Falls, MN. The event is a mixture of music, speakers and community for peace. Sponsored by Veterans for Peace and others.

Contact: Bill Habedank, 1913 Grandview Ave., Red Wing, MN 55066; 651-388-7733; [email protected];

SOCIAL FORUM - The Toronto Peoples’ Social Forum, a grassroots Peoples’ Social Forum, will be held in Toronto, July 10-11.


LA RAZA - The annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Conference is scheduled for July 23-26 in Orlando, with workshops, presentations and panel discussions.

Contact: NCLR Headquarters Office, Raul Yzaguirre Building, 1126 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036; 202-785-1670;

NETROOTS - The annual Netroots Nation conference will take place July 14-17, in St. Louis, MO, with writers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists.

Contact: Netroots Nation, 1559B Sloat Blvd #316, San Francisco,CA 94132;

CLEAN ENERGY - The March for a Clean Energy Revolution will be July 24, the night before the Democratic Convention, in Philadelphia.


FOOD/MONSANTO - July 27 is Korean Armistice Day. Commemoration events are planned nationwide.


ACTIVIST CAMP - Youth Empowered Action (YEA) Camp will have sessions in July and August in CA, OR, and NY. YEA Camp is designed for activists 12-17 years old who want to make a difference in the world.

Contact: [email protected];

FOLK FESTIVAL - The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival will be held August 5-7, in the Berkshires, NY.

Contact: [email protected];

SCHOOLS - The Satyagraha Institute: Training Leaders in the Traditions of Nonviolence, will be August 7-19, in the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Contact: Satyagraha Institute, c/o Carl Kline, 825 Fourth Street, Brookings, SD 57006; 605-692-8465; [email protected];

VETERANS/PEACE - Veterans for Peace is holding the 31st annual convention is August 11-15 in Berkeley, CA. This year’s theme is, Peace At Home, Peace Abroad: A Just and Sustainable Future for the World's Children.


MEDIA - Alliance for Community Media (ACM) and the National Alliance for Media Arts & Culture (NAMAC) will host a joint conference in Boston, MA, August 18-20.


WOMEN’S CONFERENCE - The annual Twin Oaks Women’s Gathering will be held August 19-21.

Contact: 138 Twin Oaks Road # W, Louisa, VA 23093; 540-894-5126; [email protected];

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