May Day Schedule


If there’s bad weather (looks like there’s a chance), events will be held at the Wesley Center at 120 N. Dubuque Street starting at 3PM.

Otherwise, here’s the schedule as of Thursday. A concrete one will be available for handout on the day itself and will be distributed downtown.

12:00 – 12:20 Gene Bauer, president and co-founder of Farm Sanctuary, on Conditions in Meat Packing Factories

12:20 – 12:35 Patrick Hughes, President of Iowa City Federation of Labor, on Employee Free Choice Act

12:35 – 12:50 Karen Kubby, former Executive Director of the Emma Goldman Clinic, on The History of May Day

12:50 – 3:00 BREAK

3:00 – 3:40 Vernon Jackson, on the Prison Industrial Complex

3:40 – 4:00 Hula Hoop contest

4:00 – 4:40 Carlos Rich, Midwest Immigrant Health Project, on Combating Anti-Immigrant Racism

4:40 – 5:00 Piece of the Pie Eating Contest

5:00 – 5:20 Dow Voss, on History of Labor Movement and Current Issues

5:20 – 5:30 Dave Leshtz, Representative Loebsack’s office, on Upcoming Immigration Legislation

5:30 – 5:45 Amy Logsden, Iowa Citizen Action Network Political Director

5:45 – 6:25 Band – Televangelists

6:25 – 6:40 Paul Street, political author and commentator, on Radical Movements for Economic Change

6:40 – 6:55 Carlos Rich, Immigrant Access to Health Care

6:55 – 7:35 Band – Matt Grimm and the Red Smear

7:35 – 7:50

7:50 – 8:05 Juan Manuel Galvez Ibarra, University of Iowa College of Public Health Center for Health Communication & Social Marketing, on the Humanitarian Challenges Faced by Latino Immigrants

8:05 – 8:50 Band – Liberty Leg



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