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MayDay Festival!

In the Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theatre

Heart of the Beast is excited to invite the community to a redesigned MayDay Celebration. The event will look different from the parade of MayDays past. In the spirit of shared leadership, local organizations MIGIZI, Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue, and Roosevelt High School have been selected by HOBT’s MayDay Council as community partners to lead this year’s MayDay celebrations. Instead of a parade, there will be an art-filled political and cultural festival. This celebration will take place on May 1 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the Four Directions Family parking lot. All are welcome to attend this free event.

HOBT’s MayDay Council is a community-nominated group of majority IBPOC artists and leaders. They have spent the past two years designing a new, equitable path for MayDay. The intention is to carry this much loved tradition forward, centering principles of justice and collaboration, prioritizing the experiences of people of color. MayDay Season 2022 is expanding the circle of people leading and reflected in this community celebration.

¡MayDay March! ¡Marcha 1ro de mayo!

El 1ro de mayo es el Dia Internacional del Trabajo, un dia en cual la clase trabajadora sale a las calles a protestar.

Unete a un listado creciente de organizaciones inmigrantes y laborales para marchar el 1ro de mayo en la calle Lake en Minneapolis.

La marcha empezará en MPS Adult Education Center, 2015 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55407 y terminará en el festival de la calle de Lake Street.

Marcha iniciada por Trabajadores Minnesoteños Unidos (MWU) y El comité por los derechos de los inmigrantes (MIRAC). 

May 1st is International Workers Day, a day for protest and a day for the working class to get in the streets and march!

Join a growing list of labor and immigrant rights organizations for a May Day March on Lake Street!

The march begins at 12 p.m. at the MPS Adult Education Center at 2015 E Lake St, Minneapolis, and will end at the May 1st Street Festival.

March initiated by Minnesota Workers United (MWU) and the Minnesota Immigrants Rights Action Committee (MIRAC).

MayDay Festival: What to Expect

Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue will host the MayDay political and cultural festival, with support from MIRAC. It will be a celebration of International Workers Day, with an emphasis on immigrant rights.

MIRAC will invite a host of speakers to give voice to demands for workers rights, an end to violence against immigrants and militarization at the border, and legalization for all immigrants.

Kalpulli KetzalCoatlicue is connecting an expanding web of local organizations, engaging artists and youth to create for the festival. El Colegio High School students made Alebrijes, a sculptural art form that originates in Mexico, and teaching artist Gustavo Boada led Spanish language puppet-building workshops for students and families. Community partner MIGIZI, has been hosting weekly after-school puppet builds, and plans to present a large turtle puppet at the Festival.

Roosevelt High is creating their own contribution. The Medicine Woman Mojiganga, a traditional Mexican puppet, will welcome MayDay festival goers. A stage will feature speeches by community activists. The party will include performances by Ketzalcoatlicue Aztec dancers and local poets. There will be participatory art projects and games for children and teens. This is an alcohol-free event. The block party will be a space for protest, celebration, and healing. Heart of the Beast, MayDay Council, and our community partners cannot wait to welcome you to the political and cultural festival on May 1!

● May 1, 2022, 1 – 4 p.m.

  • Four Directions Family Center parking lot, 1527 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN

● Access Info: The festival will be live streamed with captions. There will be ASL

interpreters present with speakers on the stage. There will be accessible

portable toilets. There will be free earplugs and masks available.

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