In tribute to the life of the late Frances E. Cleaves, this year's annual observance of May Day/Labour Day, will be held on Wednesday, May 1,11:30 AM, on the campus of Mott Community College. Representatives of the Poverty Roundtable, Sisters United and Michigan Welfare Rights are inviting the community to join the Foundation for Mott Community College at the Red Maple "Revolutionary Tree," located on the north side of Ballenger Field House. The tree was planted May 1, 2008, in memory of Cleaves, well known for her labor and community activism. She was a champion and a voice for the causes of working and poor people in the Flint area and beyond. She died Aug. 14, 2007.
May Day, also known as International Workers' Day, is a celebration of the social and economic achievements of the international labor movement. Labour Day (or Labor Day) was created to recognize the economic and social achievements of workers. It has its origins in the Eight-Hour Day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. The majority of countries celebrate Labour Day on May 1st.
The May Day Celebration will continue as we travel to UAW Local 600 in Detroit for the daylong celebration there. A car caravan will assemble at Kmart on Miller Rd. and Ballenger Hwy at 1:00 PM sharp! Come one, Come all!! For further information call (810) 813-1852.