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Grand Rapids IWW to host May Day fundraiser at Bartertown

February 23, 2012

On Monday, February 27 the Grand Rapids branch of the IWW will host a fundraising event at the only worker run business in town, Bartertown Diner.

The event is a fundraiser for the IWW in order to cover costs of hosting their annual May Day celebration at Martin Luther King Jr. Park in the southeast part of Grand Rapids.

According to the IWW blog, “For the last 2 years the closest Saturday to May 1st MLK Park has been reserved for a community celebration. Hundreds of people from the community have come to the park for food, entertainment, and resources to organize for a better Grand Rapids and society. This year the celebration will take place April 28th at Martin Luther King Jr. Park from 12 noon to 8 pm. There will be a diverse group of acts from solo to rap to rock. There will continue to be a community potluck from 12-2 and food provided by Food Not Bombs and Bartertown Diner. This year will also see another Really, Really Free Market at the park where people can give and take items at no cost. Money from the benefit dinner will go to securing the park, insurance, and a sound system for the celebration.”

The benefit includes a special three-course meal prepared by the Bartertown Chefs with the food will be served by members of the IWW.

3rd Annual May Day Benefit Dinner

Monday, February 27

7:00 – 9:00PM

Bartertown Diner & Roc’s Cakes

6 Jefferson Avenue in Grand Rapids

Tickets are $25

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