May Day 2017: AAPI Women, Trans, & GNC Resistance


What is May Day? May 1st, 2017

On May Day, Asian American and Pacific Islander groups come together in solidarity with immigrant communities and the labor movement. We strike, protest, and rally to ensure that each member of our community has access to the social, political, and economic power to care for themselves, their families, and their communities.

The political history of May Day originated in the 1800s when more than 300,000 workers walked out in protest in Chicago and other cities across the U.S. Workers were striking in part to demand an 8-hour work day, but also to resist capitalism, police violence, and economic inequity more broadly. While many historical accounts erase the activism of women in the labor movement, low wage women workers shaped the protests in Chicago.

From farm laborers to factory workers, Asian American immigrant workers have shaped the social and political fabric of this country. And now, so can you.

Get involved in a local action near you!

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Click here or the map above to find a local May Day action near you!

Are you based near Washington DC?

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If you are based in or near Washington DC, join the AAPI Contingent at the May Day Rally at the White House to demonstrate our collective strength and demand justice for all working people!

Click here for the full schedule for the Day of Solidarity & Action, courtesy of NAPAWF, APALA, and NAKASEC.

Don’t see an action near you?

Contact Aliya at if you…

  • Want more information about May Day actions across the U.S.
  • Are attending a local rally not listed in our map.
  • Are considering coordinating a local action in your city!