The following items are released to the media and public for free in commemoration of
May Day 2017.

As part of this celebration, we are marking the event by issuing a special e-book edition of the classic W.E.B. Du Bois volume The Souls of Black Folk featuring a specially designed cover that places as the center of the celebration the life and work of May Day founder Lucy Eldine Gonzalez Parsons. As an Afro-Indian Latinx woman, she was involved in the creation of a host of organizations and efforts that continue to shape our society today, from the Industrial Workers of the World to the ACLU. Click here to read her biography.

Click Here to Download the Ebook in EPub Format.

Click Here to Download the EBook in MOBI Format.

Here is a short film recently released by The Nation about her titled MORE DANGEROUS THAN A THOUSAND RIOTERS.

Event Program

Coalition Members:

Rhode Island Jobs with Justice

Fuerza Laboral

Immigration Action




Socialist Alternative

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ)

American Friends Service Committee

Green Party of Rhode Island

Our Revolution

and many more…