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May 2018

Hip Hop vs. Capitalism

May 12, 2018 | 8:00 pm11:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

This festival mic drop closes our 2018 program through a night of beats and rhymes that speak truth to capitalist power.   Test Their Logik Using hip-hop to inspire political action and to deliver potent messages of social and environmental justice, TEST THEIR LOGIK has developed a following amongst activists and hip-hop heads alike. For 9 years they've toured this planet, supporting social movements and freedom fighters at the frontlines of struggles against the tyranny and violence of the powerful,…

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The NS Federation of Labour presents Si Khan

May 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm8:00 pm | Free
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

An Evening with Si Kahn International Songwriter | Activist | Organizer Si Kahn has worked for over 45 years in both the USA and Canada as a civil rights, labour and community organizer and musician. Stay for a reception at 8:00pm where you can meet Si! The theatre will fill up fast and there are no tickets to this event, come early and let’s fill the place! NS Federation of Labour | 902.454.6735 info@nslabour.ca Presented in partnership with the Mayworks…

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October 2018

2019 Call For Submissions

October 1, 2018

Be a Part of the 2019 Festival Help us Celebrate our 10th anniversary! 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…

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November 2018

Canadian Labour International Film Festival

November 28, 2018 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm | PWYC
The Bus Stop Theatre Coop, 2203 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

Mayworks Halifax presents a film screening curated by the CANADIAN LABOUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL CLiFF takes place this November in locations across Canada. Selected international films celebrate workers from around the world and shed light on issues that affect us all. Admission by donation – PWYC! FREE Popcorn! ***FILM PROGRAM*** Total run time: 75 min KAMPUNG TAPIR (Indonesia/Malaysia, Drama, 17 min) One Sunday afternoon, migrant workers Anne and her husband leave their five-year-old daughter from Kampung Tapir (Tapir Village), Malaysia.…

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May 2019

Opening Reception

May 1 | 6:30 pm8:30 pm | Free
RadStorm, 2177 Gottingen St
Halifax, NS Canada

BREAD & ROSES! Treat yourself to some FREE bread from LF Bakery and Raspberry & Rose flavoured ice cream and sorbet from Dee Dee’s Ice Cream. Yum!! Our opening reception will feature a medley of short presentations giving a glimpse of what’s to come in our 2019 festival. Luyos MC You’ll also be treated to the precolonial kulintang (southern Philippines) sounds of artist and musician Luyos MC. Based in Southern Ontario, Luyos MC explores the traditional Indigenous music of particular…

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Songs of Resilience: Bringing Voice to Protest Music

May 4 | 7:00 pm8:30 pm | $15
St-Andrew’s United Church, 6036 Coburg Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 1Y9 Canada

May 4th, 7:00pm @ St-Andrew's United Church | May 9th, 8:00pm @ Halifax Convention Centre Celebrating song as a tool for social change movements with Polaris Choir Featuring chants, protest songs, contemporary choral works, and a choir-created arrangement, listeners will be transported throughout the past hundred years and invited to reflect on social movements that have impacted the Nova Scotia region. Polaris is Choirs for Change’s high-intensity adult community choir led by Jack Bennet, Sanford Hare, and Emma Norton. *A…

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Songs of Resilience: Bringing Voice to Protest Music (NSGEU Convention)

May 9 | 8:00 pm9:30 pm | $15
Halifax Convention Centre, 1650 Argyle St
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 0E6 Canada

May 4th, 7:00pm @ St-Andrew’s United Church | May 9th, 8:00pm @ Halifax Convention Centre Celebrating song as a tool for social change movements with Polaris Choir Featuring chants, protest songs, contemporary choral works, and a choir-created arrangement, listeners will be transported throughout the past hundred years and invited to reflect on social movements that have impacted the Nova Scotia region. Polaris is Choirs for Change’s high-intensity adult community choir led by Jack Bennet, Sanford Hare, and Emma Norton. *A…

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The Big Picture: Working Conditions of Independent Animators

May 11 | 5:00 pm6:00 pm | Free
Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 3A6 Canada

What is it like to be an independent animator? What challenges do independent Animators face finding funding for their work, conveying their visions to producers, and scrounging for the vast amount of time needed to make films frame by frame? What supports are available from arts organizations? And how can we put our heads together to improve living and working conditions for these independent artists? This panel features special guests Michael Fukushima (Executive Producer of the National Film Board’s English…

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Graphic History Collective: Drawn to Strike

May 15 | 7:30 pm8:30 pm | Free
Glitter Bean Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 3B8 Canada

The Graphic History Collective presents two new book published by Between the Lines: 1919: A Graphic History of the Winnipeg General Strike commemorates one of the most important moments in Canadian history. Direct Action Gets the Goods: A Graphic History of the Strike in Canada chronicles the history of the strike as a powerful tool that has and continues to propel progressive changes in our workplaces and society at large. GHC contributors Robin Folvik and Orion Keresztesi will be in…

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the effects were cumulative and i almost didn’t notice

May 18 | 11:00 am3:00 pm | Free
Glitter Bean Cafe, 5896 Spring Garden Rd
Halifax, NS B3H 3B8 Canada

By the year 2100, port cities should prepare for a 250 centimetre rise in sea levels* Where do our habits – as humans, as workers, as individuals, as a society – lead us? The things we do every day. The things we don’t do, every day. Small actions with eventual results. Time ceaselessly crashes on, and the tendency of it all to add up can catch us by surprise. What do we tend to? What do we neglect? Tides slowly…

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