May Day is originally a celebration of resistance. For those of us who are fighting for justice sometimes we don't recognize that we can use our imaginations to fight for justice and it can be beautiful and colorful and creative and long and wide and deep. I'm part of the Black is Sacred section, this year's parade theme is Black Lives Matter. Our section is going to be filled with rollerskating goddesses, grandmothers in a Cadillac, food, abundance, and affirmations and quotes from prominent African Americans. I'm representing Octavia Butler, an African American science fiction writer.
Minneapolis celebrated another May Day on Sunday, May 3, with a parade and celebration at Powerderhorn Park by The Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. I interviewed people along the way in the style of Humans of New York, asking the question, “What does May Day mean to you?”