MayWorks Ottawa 2018 organizing meeting
October 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Join the discussion to explore organizing MayWorks in Ottawa in 2018
Please join us to discuss organizing a MayWorks event in Ottawa in 2018.
When: from 6:30 pm to 8:30pm on Tuesday, October 24
Where: CUPW Office, 377 Bank Street, Ottawa
MayWorks can be broadly defined as a festival of working class culture that is rooted in an understanding that workers share a common struggle as a class against capitalism, and the arts are an important means of advancing this struggle.
There have been many activities and initiatives over the past 5 years to mark May Day in Ottawa by several diverse groups in the city. Initiatives have included marches, educationals, public panel discussions, music performances, and more. We want to take the best elements of the past 5 years, and build on them, by adding an emphasis on “working class struggle and the arts”.
The idea for initiating a MayWorks in Ottawa in 2018 would be to create an open space for communities in struggle including Indigenous, racialized, precarious, and marginalized communities in Ottawa. We want to do so while also creating an “umbrella” for May Day activities that supports a unified initiative to mark May Day but recognizes and respects political diversity and the need for independence.
If you are part of an organization interested in recognizing May Day, and which shares a basic anti-capitalist, anti-colonial, anti-imperialist orientation, contact us for more information or to get involved.