Media Advisory: MayWorks Ottawa Festival of Working People and the Arts launches Friday
WHAT: 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.
MayWorks Ottawa 2018 includes a concert, film screening, theatre, protest, community picnic, participatory art, panel discussion, book relaunch, and art exhibits. The full program, including artist and venue details, is available here.
WHEN: Friday, April 7 to Wednesday, May 2
WHERE: Various locations in Ottawa
WHY: 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 precarious work and to demand justice, and dignity for all. MayWorks Ottawa will host a program of activities and encourages communities in struggle including Indigenous, racialized, and precarious communities to mark May Day and to express their experiences of working class struggle through the arts.
SPONSORS: MayWorks Ottawa would like to thank its generous supporters, including: PSAC National Capital Region, the Workers’ History Museum, CUPE 1979, Solidarity Ottawa, Opirg-Gripo Ottawa, Ottawa CUPE District Council, Ottawa IWW General Defence Committee Local 6, Negative Theatre, Moonfruits, NUPGE, Unifor Ottawa Area Council, Unifor Local 414, and the Ottawa-Carleton Elementary Teachers’ Federation.