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MayWorks 2024: Celebrating Labour and the Arts

Posted November 15th, 2023

Plans for MayWorks 2024: Celebrating Labour and the Arts are now underway.  This yearly festival honours and promotes cultural expressions produced by artists depicting working class life and aspirations as well as by workers interpreting their own lives, work and struggles to build a better world. 

The Festival takes place in May, but can include events in late April and early June.  Artists, performers, writers, dancers, filmmakers, actors, comedians or others who have an exhibit, a performance, a project or an event that they would like included in the festival calendar, please submit a description of that event to info@mayworks.org before March 15, 2024.

MayWorks is a non-profit organization established over 25 years ago, inspired by events surrounding the 75th anniversary of the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike. 

Perogy fundraiser

Posted November 4th, 2023

Heart Blooms from the Gardner Poet: Flora Fauna Ecology Politics

Posted May 25th, 2023

Watch Ron Romanowski’s book launch as part of MayWorks 2023. Held at McNally Robinson Booksellers on May 17, 2023.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZ4Sqn8No1Y

The Union Member Vote Then and Now

Posted April 16th, 2023

Sunday, May 28 at 2:30 – 4:30 PM

2nd floor Portage Place units 229 or 233 – 393 Portage Ave. 

Marianne Cerilli had the good fortune of being raised by labour leader Al Cerilli. She recently reviewed his personal papers gleaning lessons from history on how they organized to win the 40-hour work week and other milestones. We can learn from Al’s example how to live the adage – don’t agonize organize -which he practiced from the beginning of his career in the labour movement as the chair of the political action committee as a CN dining car worker, to retiring as the VP of the CBRT&GW. And after retirement founding the Canadian Congress of Union Retirees, the first UM Labour Studies Scholar in residence, and other activism. Marianne will share some lessons from history and strategies on organizing and politicizing workers to act on their own interests based on their lived experience.

www.mariannecerilli.ca

Rally Against the US Blockade of Cuba

Posted April 16th, 2023

Sunday, May 28, 2023 from 1:00-2:00 PM

River & Osborne

Manitoba-Cuba Solidarity Committee invites you to participate in a Rally Against the U.S. Blockade of Cuba on Sunday, May 28 from 1-2 p.m. at the corner of River & Osborne. This is part of the world-wide rallies and car caravans on the last Sunday of the month initiated by Bridges of Love, puentes de amor, started in Miami in the Spring of 2021 and now in cities all over North America and many countries in the world. We will also call for Cuba to be taken off the U.S. list of states sponsoring terrorism as it is completely untrue and is causing Cuba great harm in addition to the damage caused by the 60+ years of the Blockade.