occupy_fort_lauderdale.jpegFORT LAUDERDALE — New May Day Struggles, a program sponsored by Occupy Fort Lauderdale and the Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale, will kick off a free early May Day commemoration in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday, April 29, at 12:30 p.m.

The 2½-hour program of speakers, seminars, music and food will celebrate the International Day of Labor and describe ongoing struggles.

The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fort Lauderdale is at 3970 N.W. 21st Ave., in Oakland Park. The Rev. Gail Tapscott of the UUCFL will introduce the program, which will consist of:

Romane Petit, an organizer for Unite Here since 2006, discussing current labor organizing struggles, including that of South Florida casino workers who are attempting to obtain union representation.

Maggie Davidson, a South Florida activist and president of the Democratic Women’s Club of Northeast Broward, addressing women’s issues including how the current “War on Women” impacts working women.

Real estate attorney Alexander Johnson discussing foreclosure actions taken by Occupy Fort Lauderdale on behalf of specific families. Members of the Occupy Fort Lauderdale Foreclosure

Mobilization Group will give a briefing on how families can fight foreclosures and what the Occupy movement can do to help them.

Speakers from Occupy Fort Lauderdale describing current initiatives within the local and national Occupy movement related to working class struggles.

The Solidarity Singers singing historical songs of the labor movement, and Bob Mitchell singing the official song of Occupy Fort Lauderdale, We are the 99%.

For further information or for activist groups to request a free table to promote their struggle, contact Bob Bender at bobbende@gmail.com