Bread and Roses Festival

Bread and Roses FestivalMay 1st is celebrated around the world as the International Workers’ Day, commonly know as May Day. Every year, Windsor’s May Day Committee organizes an event to help recognize the efforts of Windsor’s workers in making the city happy, healthy, and prosperous. This year’s committee, a collaboration between the Windsor Worker’s Education Centre and the Windsor branch of the Industrial Workers of the World, has chosen to highlight Windsor and Essex County’s rich and fertile agricultural sector with a delicious taste of what Windsor’s best bakeries are able to make with the harvest.

 

 

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Press release: #May1Windsor 2014 will reinvent how we view labour

For immediate release,

May Day 2014 will reinvent how we view labour

April 24th, 2014

[Windsor, ON] On May 1st, crowds will gather in downtown Windsor to remember and relive the past struggles of workers in the context of today. International Workers’ Day will begin with the March for our Rights from the Art Gallery of Windsor at 4:30pm and will conclude with a historical Labour Village open from 6-8pm at the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation union hall at 547 Victoria Ave. Continue reading

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#May1Windsor will be at the Mayworks press conference

Mayworks Windsor is hosting a press conference tomorrow from 1-2:30pm at Artcite (109 University Ave. W). A press spokesperson from the May Day Organizing Committee will be on hand in 1945-era costume to speak to the media and answer any questions regarding International Workers’ Day.

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Press Release: May Day’s Labour Village recruiting volunteers

For immediate release,

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. Continue reading

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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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