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  • Closed Captions
  • ASL Interpretation
  • ASL by Request

May 1, 2021 - May 31, 2021

Mayworks Kjipuktuk-Halifax 2021

Hosted by Mayworks K'jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts

Mayworks Halifax is a labour-sponsored celebration of the arts that seeks to bring workers and artists together, using art to explore economic and social justice.

Mayworks Halifax is a modest contribution to building a culture and society that celebrates and recognizes the history and struggle of the working people of Nova Scotia. The festival is centred on May Day – May 1st – the internationally recognized workers day.

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Closed captioning will be available for the video tour of TOIL HERE. Sign language interpretation will be available during HOW WE WON and can be made available upon request for CHANGE THE GAME and POCKETS OF RESISTANCE.


Mayworks K'jipuktuk/Halifax Festival of Working People and the Arts

The first annual Mayworks Halifax festival took place in 2009 thanks to the organizing efforts of volunteer union delegates to the Halifax-Dartmouth & District Labour Council. Our festival has since grown exponentially from year to year and has now become Nova Scotia’s largest social justice themed cultural event. Annually, our festival attracts over a thousand diverse audience members who take interest in issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Moreover, the multi-disciplinary nature of the festival allows us to draw followers from multiple arts communities including theatre, dance, visual art, film and music.