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Save the date for a virtual, safe, and deeply celebratory Chrysalis MayDay experience on Sunday, May 3rd!

HOBT and the MayDay Council have been in a chrysalis year working to design a more equitable and accessible MayDay Celebration. Now, collectively, we find ourselves in a moment of Chrysalis in Quarantine.

In this time of physical distancing, we know now more than ever that MayDay lives IN the community. We, all of us, ARE MayDay! And we will continue to create together in this time of quarantine.


Click below for more details coming soon about online art-making workshops with Graci Horne, Ifrah Mansour, and Mike Hoyt.


Watch the workshops here!

Sunflower Seed Paper Making with Graci Horne

Stamp Making with Graci Horne

Hope in Scrolls with Ifrah Mansour

Chrysalis Cranky with Mike Hoyt

Chrysalis MayDay: May 3rd Celebration


We're excited to share plans for virtual community activities on May 3rd. Tune in to FACEBOOK LIVE for:



11am Grief and Healing Meditation with Serita Colette

Serita Colette is an educator in sustainable healing practices on occupied Native & Indigenous land. Serita was born during the monsoon in Kerala, India and raised an intersectional feminist by their mother and auntie. They are a Subversive Siren, queer, performance artist and healing justice educator. They are a force in the community for taking up space and reinforcing liberation and healing as a daily practice and means of survival. www.seritayoga.com

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12pm Special Unveiling of HOBT's Rooted in Resource Community Map with Interim Co-Executive Directors Lisa Marie Brimmer & Claire Curran

Be the first to see HOBT's online community map, Rooted in Resource, highlighting local businesses, community organizations, and artists in Powderhorn and Philips neighborhoods. This is a chance for our neighbors to tell our stories in our own voices, and provide ways to come together and support each other in this challenging moment.



12:30 pm MayDay Artist Panel with Serita Colette, Graci Horne, Mike Hoyt, Ifrah Mansour facilitated by MayDay Council Member Yordi Solomone

Hear from this year's MayDay artists about their artistic process, how they are creating (and resting) in this time of #ChrysalisinQuarantine, and reflections on the past and future of the MayDay Celebration.

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1:30pm Free Black Dirty Talk Discussion with Lisa Marie Brimmer, Junauda Petrus-Nasah, Erin Sharkey

COVID-19 is supporting a reminder about the importance of rest and slowing down. Join Free Black Dirt, conveners of the MayDay Council, in a Dirt-y Talk Discussion focusing on the poetics of rest. 



2:30pm Community Sing & Send-Off

We'll sing old favorites (like You Are My Sunshine) and new tunes from the safety of your home, yard, or porch. Hopefully you'll be able to hear your neighbors singing down the street -- a power reminder that though we are social distancing, we are not alone.

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