Welcome to MayWorks Ottawa 2019

Toppling the System: 100 years of the working class resistance and the arts

MayWorks is a festival of working class culture that is rooted in an understanding that workers share a common struggle for justice, and that the arts are an important means of advancing this struggle.  

May 1st is marked throughout the world as International Workers’ Day, or May Day. A day when the workers of the world take to the streets in every major city around the globe to expose the impact of capitalism and to demand justice, and dignity for all.

MayWorks Ottawa, for a 2nd year, will host a program of activities which aim to shed light on the issues facing workers and marginalized communities in this city, through various forms of art and engagement coinciding with May Day 2019.

Events will be held from April 27th to May 15th at Arts Court and other locations around Ottawa.

Check out the schedule of events for more info.