MayWorks 2015 is here!
Below is a listing of the events in MayWorks 2015. You can also download the program to access some of its additional content, such as There Is Power In A Union by songwriter Joe Hill.
MayWorks on CKUW
Tune in all month long as CKUW 959.9FM will be carrying news and coverage of MayWorks events!
Tune in to “People of Interest” Mondays to Wednesdays from 8 to 9am.
MayWorks MAIL ART all month long
251 Donald Street
The MAIL ART exhibit is part of the world’s largest collection featuring the theme of work. MAIL ART is a worldwide cultural movement started in the 1960′s. The idea behind the movement is to bypass the elitist gallery/museum system of art. There are no hierarchies, no rules, all participants work is shown to the public. MAIL ART is non commercial, no entry fees, no sales and the yearly call is universal.
Tuesday, April 28
ANNUAL DAY OF MOURNING MARCH
On April 28th, take part in the annual Day of Mourning march from the Union Centre to the Manitoba Legislature. Sponsored by the Safe Workers of Tomorrow project, the theme for this year’s ceremony is “New, Vulnerable Workers”. Participating will be union activists and leaders, Members of the Legislature, representatives from the workplace safety community, and Manitoba Workers Compensation.
The march leaves the Union Centre (Broadway & Smith) @ 11:50 am
Friday, May 1
CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WORKING CLASS DAY
6:00 PM (Assemble at 5:30 PM)
Winnipeg Labour Council celebrates International Working Class Day with a march starting and returning to City Hall. This year’s theme is: “HOPE is COMING”. Bring your banners and demands for a better world. Duration of the march is about one hour.
Everyone is welcome to gather at the Kings Head Pub after the march. Reserved area.
Monday, May 4
A READER’S GUIDE TO THE UNNAMEABLE By Ron Romanowski
McNally Robinson (Atrium) 1120 Grant Ave
A book launch and literary thrill-ride for poetry fans and everyone else by one of Winnipeg’s most experimental poets. A Reader’s Guide to the Unnameable is avant-garde Winnipeg writer Ron Romanoswski’s 6th poetry collection.
To see the poetry video by Winnipeg renowned young filmaker Dylan Baillie visit http://bit.ly/1JgD1Gf
Thursday, May 7
WHAT IS LOVE
11:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Old Market Square
Vancouver artist Angela Fama, with her project “What Is Love”, is travelling this spring and summer across North America in a pop-up photo studio, setting up in collaboration with MayWorks and the support of the City Of Winnipeg. Fama will invite interested passersby to participate, conversationally questioning the word “love” and photographically capturing the micro-expressions shared in the process. “What Is Love” aims to reveal through this collaborative performance and comparative photography the strength and beauty of vulnerability that can be found within adults, regardless of age, race, nationality, income, sexual orientation or gender. “What Is Love” dedicates itself to unify communities across Canada and the United States through creating kinship and understanding beyond borders and perceived differences.
For more information visit: www.wabisabibutterfly.com/whatislove
Saturday, May 9
FESTIVAL OF MANDOLINS
Ukrainian Labour Temple
591 Pritchard Avenue
This year will be the twenty-second annual Festival of Mandolins. The program will feature the Winnipeg Mandolin Orchestra under the direction of Annis Kozub and guest artists. The orchestras selections will include light classical arrangements of folk melodies by Ukrainian and Russian composers.
Tickets: $20 ($10 for children 14 years and under; free for children 5 years and under)
For information call Brent Stearns @ (204) 488-1008
Friday, May 15
96 YEARS LATER – The Legacy of the Winnipeg General Strike
Ukrainian Labour Temple
595 Pritchard Avenue
Danny Schur hosts a concert of selections from his musical Strike! followed by a panel discussion about the legacy of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike – at the national and provincial historic site, the Ukrainian Labour Temple – site of events during the strike.
Coffee, tea and pastries will be served during the intermission.
For further information: 204-227-1167
Sunday, May 24
1919 BUS TOUR
2:00 – 4:00 PM
The 1919 Strike Bus Tour will take people through highlights of the General Strike, with a description of the social and economic conditions of the time. The tour starts on Selkirk Avenue, goes to the residential area and ends in the exchange.
Cost: $10 employed adults, no charge students/seniors/unemployed
To reserve email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday, June 7
WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE – Book Signing
2:00 – 4:00 PM
1120 Grant Ave
A Book signing of Winnipeg’s General Strike Reports from the Front Lines (Michael Dupuis).
Saturday, June 20
THE LEGACY OF THE WINNIPEG GENERAL STRIKE
Steve Szczerbanowicz was one of two workers killed on Bloody Saturday June 21st, 1919. He was burried without a gravestone on the 29th of June. Through the offorts of two members of the MayWorks Board and the musical contributions of many local musicians two concerts raised the funds to cover the cost of this gravestone.
Join us for the unveiling of this memorial stone, 96 years later, to pay your respect and honour the memory of this victim of Bloody Saturday.