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Date: 

 Apr 30 2014 – 9:00pm – May 14 2014 – 9:00pm

Event takes place at various GTA locations

From website:

“The 29th annual Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts will kick off on May 1, 2014 at the annual May Day rally in solidarity with workers, immigrants, Indigenous peoples, and other communities engaged in working-class struggles. In celebrating International Workers’ Day together, we acknowledge the important gains we have made by organizing collectively to create the just world we imagine. This year, Mayworks Festival is contributing to the May 1st Movement rally by presenting a poet who will energize all those attending with creative, powerful, and inspiring words of resistance.

Beyond the May Day rally, this year’s festival includes exciting visual art exhibits, panel discussions, poetry readings, musical performances, and more. We are excited to be featuring three visual art exhibits this year. Coco Guzman’s new work, The Demonstration, showcases human-size papier-mâché figures that make participants feel as if they are engaged in protest. Artist Alvis Choi’s Before and After is a series of visual images illustrating labour narratives as told by Chinese immigrants and migrant workers. The Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative, in collaboration with Culture Strike and community artists and activists, display a political print exhibit titled Uprisings: Images of Labour and Migration. The Justseeds collective will also be leading a free screenprinting workshop. And as part of Jane’s Walk, Mayworks Festival will host a free Labour History Walking Tour dedicated to acknowledging the gains feminist leaders, educators, artists, and union organizers have made in Toronto from the 1850’s up to the present.”