GATHER! STRIKE! SING! Celebrate May First with Skylight Books





In recognition of the importance of International Workers’ Day,
Skylight Books will be participating in the calls for action put out by
the Occupy movement and others, through a full day of activities. This
is what you’ll find if you stop by on May 1st:

1818 opens! 1814 will be closed all day in recognition of the call for a general boycott.

Occupy Meetup - Gather at noon, leave at 12:30pm.
OccupyLA is sponsoring caravans that are weaving their way from the far
reaches of the city to converge on downtown. All those interested in
joining with others to show their support for workers’ rights and a fair
economy are encouraged to meet up at the store at noon. Skylight staff
and local artists affiliated with Occupy will lead a group on public
transit to meet up with one of the caravans at MacArthur Park, from
where we will all march together to the downtown Occupy May Day Hub and
the 2:30 May Day Rally.
(Note: The train costs $1.50 a ride, so have that on you!)

SKYLIGHT STRIKES! Both 1814 and 1818 will be CLOSED from 2-5pm
to provide time for all its staff to participate in the downtown
convergence at 2:30 and the May 1st Rally for Immigrants Rights at 4:00.

5:00PM: Our 1818 storefront reopens.

7:30PM: Labor Troubadour Ross Altman Performs
Come by to enjoy light refreshments, learn the history of May Day, and
hear and learn some classic labor songs. Ross is a member of Local 47 of
the Professional Musicians’ Union and writes for FolkWorks. He recently
performed in the Grammy Museum tribute to the legendary Ash Grove folk
music club.

ALL DAY: Skylight is your labor hall for the day.
Need a place to rest? We invite you to bring a lunch and a friend and
stop by to check out our displays on labor history. We’ll also have a
full roster of events that are happening throughout the city, so come
find out how you can participate.

Questions? Email Meg at megan@skylightbooks.com


Event date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 10:00am
Event address: 
1818 N Vermont Ave
90027 Los Angeles