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May 2019

Reel Justice

May 26 | 7:30 pm9:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Our short film program weaves through issues and narratives to present a cinematic collage you won’t find at the Cineplex. Program: Total run time: 90 mins | Followed by a brief Q&A Apaja'simk - The Return | Trevor Gould (2018) 11 mins Glooscap’s messenger Marten is sent back to the land of the People to find them, learn about them, and to tell Glooscap if he is needed again. This Mi’kmaq language short film was produced through AFCOOP’s Language of…

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Meso América Resiste!

May 28 | 7:30 pm9:00 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Presented by the Beehive Design Collective Come see a mural-sized pen and ink masterpiece that took over nine years to create! The Beehive Design Collective works as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, shared with us through conversations with affected communities. MesoAmérica Resiste covers resistance to large-scale infrastructure development throughout Southern Mexico and Central America, touching on themes relevant to any community on the front lines of resistance to corporate globalization. This interactive presentation will feature spoken word rhymes by…

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A Timed Speed Read of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire Trial Transcript with Additional Notes

May 29June 1 | $15
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

May 29th to 31st | 7:30pm-9:00pm & June 1st | 2:00pm-3:30pm Presented by Surplus Production Unit In 1911, 146 people were killed in a fire at the factory of the Triangle Waist Company in New York. The highly contentious trial that followed  spurred the public to demand workplace safety reforms and became a touchstone for radical and progressive political movements. At the time, people swore that the victims and the fire would never be forgotten. Three actors – from another…

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Resilience Resonates – Zine Launch

May 31 | 1:00 pm2:30 pm | Free
All Nations Church Hall, 2535 Robie Street
Halifax, NS B3K 4N3 Canada

Resilience Resonates is a collaborative zine that’s been facilitated by Nikki A Basset and Elyse Moir, a duo of local organizers, educators and music lovers. The zine showcases a collection of expressions and feelings related to music, sound, and performance from femme, trans, gender non-conforming and two-spirit folks. Submissions include a broad range of genres, modes and mediums from communities far and wide. Join us in celebrating this noble project! Casual speaking engagements and light refreshments to be provided.  …

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Iranian Music, The Female Body and The Burden of Message

May 31 | 3:00 pm4:00 pm | Free
Halifax North Memorial Library, 2285 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS B3K 3B6 Canada

Join Iranian academic and music researcher Hadi Milanloo along with local facilitator Carmel Farahbakhsh as they unpack Milanloo’s recent field research in Tehran. This program explores Iranian female musicians and their relationship to an at-home and diasporic audience, their visual identity in the context of unpredictable political climates, and how their creative pursuits link and diverge from broader political and cultural contexts. Facilitated dialogue to follow. Presented in partnership with 

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Strange Froots & Zamani

May 31 | 4:00 pm5:30 pm | Free
George Dixon Centre Greenspace, 2502 Brunswick St
Halifax, NS B3K 2Z6 Canada

A Friday afternoon celebration of chill grooves and deep rhythms. Strange Froots are a trio of soul warriors from Montreal, Canada featuring MCs Naïka Champaïgne, SageS, and Mags. Seamlessly blending traditions from their manifold perspectives of the Black diaspora (Haiti, Ghana, Jamaica and Senegal), the Froots’ music displays a disarming form of directness that allows them to communicate complex ideas with effortless allure. Joining them is local vocalist / songwriter / producer Zamani, a young force combining the vibes of…

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June 2019

Hip Hop Vs. Capitalism Vol. 2

June 1 | 8:00 pm11:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

  Back for a second year in a row, Hip-hop Vs. Capitalism will be part of Mayworks' festival mic-drop. Kicking off with a community cypher entitled "Hip-Hop vs. the System", followed by a feature set by acclaimed anti-capitalist hip-hop veterans Test Their Logik. Hip-Hop Vs. The System | A Community Cypher Calling all rappers and emcees in the HRM. Join the collective rap-battle vs. the forces that control, oppress, and exploit us all.   Bring your best bars and spit truth…

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Dance to A New Dawn

June 1 | 11:59 pmJune 2 | 5:30 am | $5 – $20
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Night of June 1st to 2nd - midnight to dawn *Dry Event*   5 Epic DJ's will take us all on a journey through space, time, and sound as we celebrate revolutionary arts and culture and dance the night away as a community.  Complementing the music will be stunning and politicized murals, graphics, and video-streams creating a visually transformed Bus Stop that merges the vibes of a music festival with a political movement in the most enticing way. There is…

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July 2019

2020 Call for Submissions

July 31 | 8:00 amOctober 1 | 11:30 pm

Be a Part of the 2020 Festival! Mayworks Halifax seeks proposals that will speak of the working class experience. This can be extremely varied and can be contemporary or historical. Both amateur and professional performers may apply. Submissions need not be directly focused on work, labour or unions. Mayworks   Halifax programs works of art that adress broad themes of social and environmental justice. Any submissions that adress issues of inequality and  injustice, or give voice to marginalized communities will be…

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November 2019

Canadian Labour International Film Festival

November 12 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm | PWYW
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Since 2009, CLIFF has been screening films about workers, the conditions under which they live and work, and related social justice issues, in over 130 locations across Canada. Admission: Pay What You Will - FREE popcorn! The Halifax screening will feature five international short films celebrating workers. The total run time of the event is 55 minutes. The screening will be followed by a short open discussion.   FILM PROGRAM Azadeh 9.5 min drama from Iran and Director Mirabbas Khosravinezhad…

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