Bergþórugata 20, 101, Reykjavik

Radical 1 May – sign making // Róttækur 1 Maí – skiltagerð

28th April 2019 @ 14:00 – 17:00
IWW Ísland / Heimssamband verkafólks á Íslandi

Join us in creating signs for the march on 1 May.

On 1 May we all gather together at Hlemmur square as a radical block, we then walk to Laekjartorg at the rear of the march. During this march, we want to be heard/seen. For this we need visual aid.

A limited amount of materials are provided, but bring your own if you can. (e.g.: wood, fabric, paint, markers)

About 1 May:

IWW Ísland, Trans Ísland, No Borders Iceland, Refugees in Iceland, Róttæki Sumarháskólinn, Rauða Regnhlífin, Black & Pink Iceland and Innblástur Arkestra invites you to take part in radical May Day celebrations for an afternoon of solidarity, intersectionality and empowerment!

We want you to join us for a Radical and Intersectional International Worker´s Day! We fight not only for better wages and working conditions, we fight for the liberation of all of humanity and to put an end to the ecological destruction of our planet by capitalism. We fight for diversity, equality and justice, no matter what country you were born in, no matter your gender, no matter your sexuality! No one can represent us but ourselves, we fight for an end to bosses and politicians dominating us and making our lives miserable! We fight within ourselves to put an end to the rape culture and the racism that surrounds us!

The theme for this year is “Challenging the Social Contract”. The “social contract” is the belief that we must be thankful and accept the authority of our government and our bosses, it is the idea that we should not protest because it is rude, that we should accept conventions rather than challenge the social order, and it is the legal doctrine that prevent us from improving our work conditions and wages except by negotiations through representatives.

Here is the schedule of events:

13.00 – Forming a radical bloc on Hlemmur
13:30 – March last the MayDay procession down Laugavegur to Lækjartorg
14:00 – Gathering at Lækjartorg for free coffee, listening to different speakers

15:30 – Friendly get-together at Múltikúlti, at Barónsstígur 3, with waffles coffee, and music. Get to know likeminded radical people and make connections for a truly radical and intersectional struggle

Link to the radical May Day event:


There is a step before the garden gate and then 5 steps leading to the main entrance, each 17 cm high, door widths in the building vary between 50 cm (upstairs washroom door) and 80 cm (entrance door).

The bathrooms are so far only on the upper floor and in the basement. The door to the meeting room is 75 cm wide (as most other doors in the building). There is no bathroom on the ground floor.

Both washrooms in the building are gender neutral. The event takes place upstairs.