May Day Celebration and Panel Discussion
Monday May 5, 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
York Woods Library, 1785 Finch Avenue West
Co-presented by Jane Finch Action Against Poverty, West-Side Arts Hub
Co-sponsored by Workers’ Action Centre, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
A community event in honour of International Workers’ Day
featuring a series of performance by Nomanzland and a photography exhibit by Errol Young.
These performances will be followed by a panel discussion on the campaign for the $14 minimum wage, the campaign to raise Ontario Works (OW) and Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) rates, and issues of poverty at large (such as cuts to social programs).
Panelists will speak on how these issues have been affecting communities of racialized immigrants and working people and various ways in which we can work collectively for a just society.
Speakers include residents and activists from the Jane-Finch community (Leticia Ama Boahen and Suzanne Narain) and Lawrence Heights community (Kaydeen Bankasingh) and organizers from Workers’ Action Centre (Sonia Singh and Acsana Fernando).
Food, TTC tokens and childcare will be provided.