Women of Labour and the Arts: Talking With the 2014 Min Sook Lee Award Winners

Winter 2015 People don’t understand,” says musician, singer/songwriter and community activist Faith Nolan. “They think labour is two old white guys hammering a nail who want more money and to work less. They don’t see that those two old white guys, along with white women and brown and black and yellow women and men, are… Read More Women of Labour and the Arts: Talking With the 2014 Min Sook Lee Award Winners

Organizing to End Poverty: The Struggle for Economic Justice

January 2014 The fight for workers’ rights has a long and celebrated history in Toronto, as does the Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts, now in its 29th year. This year, Toronto’s festival included a panel discussion, “The Struggle For Economic Justice,” about the campaign to raise Ontario’s minimum wage, as well as… Read More Organizing to End Poverty: The Struggle for Economic Justice

Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts: Recognition where it is overdue

December 10, 2012 Whose are the stories we rarely hear? Who do we owe but never praise? The marginalized and the oppressed. The Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts was built on the premise that workers and artists share a common struggle for social justice. Award recipients, (L to R: Min Sook Lee,… Read More Mayworks Festival of Working People and the Arts: Recognition where it is overdue