Thousands Take to the Streets in San Francisco in Successful May Day

mayday-1Hundreds of UESF members joined thousands of fellow San Franciscans on Monday in the May Day march and rally in support of labor and immigrant rights. The highlights of the day were the entire school communities marching together, with large delegations of educators, parents and students from Buena Vista Horace Mann, Chavez Elementary, Fairmount Elementary, and Longfellow Elementary marching together as one.

The day was an incredible opportunity for San Franciscans from across the political spectrum to take a stand for our communities in the face of threats from the Trump administration. It was capped off by UESF’s program in Civic Center at 4:00 p.m., when educators and school supporters gathered to sign a pledge to defend our schools and our students. UESF was happy to welcome CTA President Eric Heins, SFUSD school board commissioner Mark Sanchez, and SFUSD Student Advisory Council delegate Chanun Ong to join us on stage for the program.

Check out this photo album posted on UESF’s Facebook page. Feel free to post and share your photos as well!

Finally, a shout out to Buena Vista Horace Mann teacher, and UESF Executive Board member, Frank Lara, who was one of the central forces in planning and executing the successful May Day action. His energy and enthusiasm, and his commitment to his school and community, was on full display throughout the day.

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