Monday, April 06, 2009

May Day 2009: Festival (May 1) and Day of Action March and Rally (May 2)

Cultural and Political Festival:
Friday, May 1, 6pm - Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St.
(See below for details)

'NO ONE IS ILLEGAL' Rally and March
Saturday, May 2, 1pm - Rally at Sherbourne and Carlton
(See below for details)

This year, the newly-formed May 1st Movement (M1M) Committee and its allies are coming together to restore the importance of May Day for working peoples' struggles.

May Day, that is May 1st is celebrated everywhere in the world as the day for workers. Everywhere, on that day, people celebrate the accomplishments of working people everywhere towards justice, true peace and liberation. Everywhere that is, but here in Canada and in the United States.

It is long time we change that.

Come celebrate as communities and activists come together across borders to celebrate our resistance as workers striving for a world of of true peace, justice, equality and respect for all.


Friday, May 1, 2009

6:00pm - 10:00pm

United Steelworkers Hall

25 Cecil St

Toronto, ON

Entrance FREE!

Food from all over the world!

With Speakers from:

Six Nations Mens Fire

No One Is Illegal -Toronto

Frente Farabundo Marti de Liberacion Nacional - Toronto


Canadian Humanitarian Appeal for the Rights of Tamils

BASICS Newsletter

Coalition Against Israeli Apartheid

With Dance performances from:

Manuela Astudillo (Ecuador)

MataDanze (Latin American)

Musical perfomances by:

Amai Kuda

CUPE Freedom Singers

Generaciones (Chile)

Hernan Astudillo (Ecuador)

Kings of Kush (East Africa)

Lyrics (Bolivia)

Maracatu Nunca ANTES

Panyolito (Philippines)

Ruben Esguerra (Colombia)

Santa Guerrila (Philippines)

Wasun and Unsung

Visual and Video Art by:

Alex Felipe (Philippines)

Huellas (Latin American)

Spoken word by:

Mujeres Al Frente (Latin American)

La Revolucionaria

Rafeef (Palestine)

SPIN (Guatemala)

Theatre and Performances by:

Teatro un Minuto (Latin American)

Honor Ford Smith (Jamaica)

And music all night by:

El Machetero (Chile)

dj eLman (Colombia)

This event is part of the build up to the MAY 2nd MAYDAY OF ACTION

No One Is Illegal!

May Day of Action

Rally and March

Saturday, May 2, 1pm

Meet: Sherbourne and Carlton

The MayDay Festival is organized by the May 1st Movement Committee (comprised of No One Is Illegal-Toronto | FMLN - Toronto | Migrante Ontario | Canadian HART | Casa Salvador Allende | BASICS Newsletter | CUPE Ontario International Solidarity Committee | Tamil Youth Organization | Barrio Nuevo | Labour Education Centre | BAYAN Toronto | CAIA |Victor Jara Cultural Group | Progressive Nepali Forum on the Americas)

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