Press Release: May Day’s Labour Village recruiting volunteers

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May Day’s Labour Village recruiting volunteers

April, 2014

[Windsor, ON] May Day—also known as International Workers’ Day—is approaching. Organizers are planning a Labour Village and march to celebrate this year’s May 1st. The march starts outside the Art Gallery of Windsor at 4:30pm and will conclude at the Labour Village built at 547 Victoria Ave., which will be open from 6-8pm.

The Labour Village will be hosted at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Hall and will feature dramatic performances in the “town square” while unions in historic costume set up booths to talk about the history of working men and women

“We’re looking for volunteers to make this year even better than May Day 2013,” says May Day organizer Ian Clough. “From actors to drivers, we need people to help out. No experience is necessary, just a passion for the history of labour in Windsor. This year will be even more ambitious than last year’s successful Living Museum.”

“The Labour Village will be fun for the whole family as well as recognizing the sacrifices made in Windsor that won us the labour rights we have today,” says Clough.

The May Day Organizing Committee is a volunteer organization that meets every year to plan an event to celebrate International Workers’ Day on May 1st.

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Media Contact:

Ian Clough

may1windsor(at)gmail.com

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#May1Windsor 2014: everything you need to know

May Day Poster 2014 17x11 finalWhat’s happening?

On Thursday, May 1st, a family-friendly March for Rights will start at the Art Gallery of Windsor (Bruce Ave. and Riverside Dr.) at 4:30pm. Bring your flags, banners, and noisemakers! The march will head through the downtown core and end at the Labour Village at 547 Victoria Ave.

What’s a Labour Village?

The Labour Village will be a chance for people to step back in time and learn about the labour history which has shaped the world today. Inspired by last year’s Living Museum, the Labour Village will be hosted at 547 Victoria Ave. by the Onatrio Secondary School Teachers’ Federation. A stage will be set up in the “town square” where groups will be performing dramatic scenes that bring labour history to life. Throughout the Village, artists, unions, and community groups will have booths to talk to people about the work they do. The Labour Village will be open from 6-8pm and is a free family-friendly event. Continue reading

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#May1Windsor handbills and posters available here!

For anyone who’d like to print, share, or post any of our promotional materials, please find them below (in both jpg and pdf formats).

May Day Poster 2014 17x11 final

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March Details Announced for #May1Windsor

Traditionally, every May Day in Windsor involves a march and the Organizing Committee is happy to announce the details of this year’s march!

On Thursday, May 1st, you (yes, you!) are invited to participate in a march in honour of working class solidarity starting at the Art Gallery of Windsor at 4:30pm. Come celebrate our rights and secure our future! Bring banners, flags, and everyone you know!

The march will head through Windsor’s downtown core and conclude at the Labour Village at 547 Victoria Ave. Find details for the Village here.

For more information or to get involved, contact may1windsor(at)gmail.com

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Labour Village Announced!

This year, the May Day Organizing Committee is proud to present the Labour Village! This family-friendly event will be held at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation Hall in Windsor at 547 Victoria Ave. The Village will open at 6pm and close at 8pm.

What’s a Labour Village? We’re glad you asked! The Labour Village will transport people back through time. In the town square, groups will be performing dramatic scenes recounting famous parts of labour history. Non-profit organizations will set up booths to outreach to the community, and vendors will be present selling their wares. All the while, the spirit of working people will be kept alive! Continue reading

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#May1Windsor meeting this Friday

There’s a May Day 2014 meeting this Friday, December 13th at 4:30pm at the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre (328 Pelissier St). If you’d like to get involved, please come by!

For more information, email may1windsor at gmail.com

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Vision Meeting for #May1Windsor 2014 announced

The first meeting to plan May Day 2014 has been scheduled for Wednesday, November 27, 7:30pm at the Windsor Workers’ Action Centre (328 Pelissier St.).

All are welcome to attend. This meeting will be to plan out the goals, vision, and overall strategy for May Day 2014. Please bring your ideas!

If you’d like more information or would like to get involved, please email may1windsor at gmail.com

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