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Monday April 25th, 2011

Posted at 2:15pm

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Windsor’s labour and arts communities are joining with other cities across Canada to present the second annual labour-focused cultural MayWorks Festival.

The month long festival will feature a collection of exhibitions, projects, events, a rally and a parade to celebrate our creativity as a community, our dedication to the values of workers’ solidarity, social justice and human rights.

Here is the schedule of events for the first two weeks of the festival.

April 28th  – Workers Day of Mourning
This event honours workers injured or killed on the job.
Our Lady of Guadalupe Church Located at  834 Raymo (at Wyandotte E) @ 5:00 pm

April 29th – Abilene Paradox
Art exhibition opening reception
Artcite Inc., 109 University West @ 7:30 pm

April 30th –  DiggIn
Work and party in the Campus Community Garden,
Sunset & Fanchette, @ 4:00 pm

May 1st  – May Day March
Meet at 4:30 pm @ Ouellette & Riverside
Music and performances to follow after the march at the Downtown Armouries.

May 5th – Wasteland an Oscar nominated film,
Presented by WIFF.  $10.00
Capitol Theatre @ 7:00 pm

May 6th –  Socialism in 21st Century Cuba
Day of Solidarity with the Cuban Revolution
Artcite Inc located at 109 University West @ 7:00 pm

May 7th  – Rusted: Work in Progress by Collette Broeders
Exhibition opening reception
Inspect X located at  5575 Ruscon Industrial Drive in Oldcastle.  From 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

May 7th –  4th Annual May Day Celebration
Dinner and entertainment,
CAW 444 Union Hall located at 1855 Turner @ 8:00 pm

May 8th – MayWorks Artist Trading Cards – Mother of All Trades
MayWorks Quilt on display, reception and local trading,
Ten Thousand Villages located at  624 Chilver.  From  1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

May 11th  – Hell is Other People’s Money
Reception at Common Ground
Located at 3277 Sandwich West @ 7:00 pm

May 12th – Injured Workers Coalition Video Night
Windsor Workers Action Centre (WWAC)
328 Pelissier @ 8:00 pm

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