[Washington, DC] – On May 1, in commemoration of May Day, also known as International Workers’ Day, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO, the National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC), and National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF), will gather an Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) contingent at McPherson Square to demand justice for immigrants, refugees, and Muslims; to protect the right to collectively bargain and organize a union; to fight against mass deportations, a Muslim ban, and the criminalization of people of color; and to defend the Earth and its resources.
Event participants will gather at McPherson Square. A short program will include leaders who will speak on the contributions of AAPI working people and the important role AAPI communities have in fighting for a better world for all working families. At the conclusion of the program, event participants will march together to the White House to join the thousands of working people at the #RiseUP March & Rally to oppose the hateful rhetoric, policies and actions of the current administration.
Join APALA, NAPAWF, and NAKASEC to show the world that we will not be afraid to rise in solidarity with working people across the globe! Join us and tell the world that we are #NotYourModelMinority. RSVP before or join us on May 1.
WHAT: May Day/International Workers’ Day AAPI Contingent Meet Up
WHO: The Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), AFL-CIO
The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF)
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (NAKASEC)
WHEN: May 1, 2017, 2:00-3:00PM
WHERE: McPherson Square, 15th St. NW & K St. NW