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May Day Tribe '71 We're Back!

Details & Logistics

May 3, 2016

Washington, DC

Other Activities

Oral Histories - The Videofreex team will be on hand to tape our stories.

Exhibits - We are collecting posters, buttons, flyers, pamphlets, leaflets and other items to be placed on exhibit during the event and perhaps to use as a touring educational platform.

Sharing Our Stories - All of us have tales to tell, stories to share, and there will be plenty of time for us to talk together and learn from each other.

Discussing The Past & The Future - A facilitated round-table discussion of how we believe May Day Shaped history, our lives and the future of protest and activism.

​Dear 1971 former May Day demonstrators and friends,

Here are some exciting new developments for our Mayday Reunion, May 2-3, Washington D.C. Please – plan to join us –

The Program:

May 2, 2016 - Evening Party at The Harrington Hotel

May 3, 2016 - Program At The harrington Hotel

Mme. Nguyen Thi Binh, chief negotiator at the Paris Peace talks, now 90 years old and President of the Foundation for Peace and Development (a think tank of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations) will send a message. On May 2, 1971 Mme. Binh was prepared to speak by phone to the crowd after the concert on the night of May 2nd, but the police revoked the permit. This time her message will get through!
Rennie Davis, Chicago defendant & one of the planners and coordinators of May Day will be our keynote speaker.
Daniel Ellsberg, of Pentagon Papers fame, who himself blocked traffic at Mayday, will either be with us in person or send a video message.

Viewing Of raw Footage of May Day

We will see remarkable video footage from the Videofreeks, freelance video journalists who were members of the Mayday Collective who used Sony Portapacks, the first handheld video cameras, to record countercultural events that were being sanitized (or ignored altogether) by the nation’s media. The San Francisco Chronicle comments:  One of their most memorable sequences involves a war protest in Washington, where the freelance videographers witness violence and mayhem. Unlike the staid newscasts of the day, these images are charged with tension.

Accomodations are available at the hotel harrington

436 11th St. NW Washington, DC

Per night: 
$166.50 (1 queen bed) (includes tax)
$177.48 (2 double beds) (includes tax)

We have a block of rooms reserved at the Hotel at this very special rate.  Contact us at Maydaytribe71@gmail.com  to make arrangements for your room.

we need your financial support

If you don’t plan to come - and especially if you do  - please consider a donation to help cover reunion expenses and to support those who can attend. We are even trying to arrange it so that your extraordinary gift of $500 or $1000 will get you a rare (and hopefully autographed) copy of Mme. Binh’s forthcoming memoir.

So please – write your check for whatever amount you can to Mayday Tribe 197l Reunion and mail it to Mayday Tribe 1971 Reunion, 77 Solano Sq, No. 206, Benicia, CA 94510, or go to www.maydaytribe71.org and press the DONATE button. At this time, donations are not tax deductible.

Especially in these Trumpeting times, this will be a reunion you won’t want to miss!

See you in D.C.