May Day - Twining the Green, the Black, and the Red

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Fri, 04/29/2016 - 8:00am to 9:00am
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A conversation with historian Peter Linebaugh on the radical history of May Day.

May Day is about affirmation, the love of life, and the start of spring, so it has to be about the beginning of the end of the capitalist system of exploitation, oppression, war, and overall misery, toil, and moil.” So writes celebrated historian Peter Linebaugh in an essential compendium of reflections on the reviled, glorious, and voltaic occasion of May 1st.

We are excited for the opportunity to explore the history of this radical, life-affirming holiday. We'll be talking about Peter Linebaugh's book The Incomplete True Authentic & Wonderful History of May Day.

 

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