We Mean to Make Things Over

A History of May Day

We Mean to Make Things Over: A History of May Day is a half-hour documentary video in progress. It’s a look at how May Day became the workers’ holiday all over the world except in the United States, despite the fact that the events that inspired the holiday occurred here.

Using historical images, contemporary illustrations, and animation, We Mean to Make Things Over will be an educational and entertaining tour of a long-suppressed story from American working-class history.

We Mean to Make Things Over: A History of May Day is supported by the California Federation of Teachers’ Labor and Climate Justice Education Committee and East Bay DSA.

We are looking for a voiceover artist with progressive politics and star power to help the video get seen as broadly as possible. If you are that person, or know how to get that person to sign on, contact Fred Glass.