Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - 16:00 to Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - 22:00

The 2013 festival features artists at all stages in their careers who are engaged with current labour, social, and political realities. The festival program committee’s goal was to include works that reflect Mayworks’s solidarity with local, national, and international campaigns such as the Idle No More movement, affordable housing, opposition to austerity measures, migrant rights, amongst others.

We continue our dedication to partnering with unions, community groups, and arts organizations. Some events organized in partnership include: an evening of spoken word poetry with the support of Public Service Alliance of Canada; a film night with the Canadian Labour International Film Festival which includes two documentaries that speak to the effects of increasing economic and job insecurity, layoffs, and inadequate social assistance on communities; and a tribute concert in honour of Arlene Mantle’s (1939 – 2012) lifelong contribution to the labour movement in collaboration with her family and friends.


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