The Regina & District Labour Council (RDLC) for the first time ever; is co-coordinating a week long events to celebrate May Day! We are inviting all Unions, Community Organizations to come join us to celebrate International Workers Day on May 1st, 2019. This year is the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike, during May Works week which starts on April 28, 2019. Watch the RDLC Facebook page for the line-up of events and we ask that you share! Here are the events (find posters by clicking on the titles):
Sunday April 28, 2019 - Day of Mourning Vigil at Regina City Hall on April 28th at 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Reception to follow at the Union Centre after at 2709 – 12th Ave. This vigil will list the names of the 48 workers killed on the job last year in Saskatchewan, let us remember them; “Mourn for the dead, fight for the living,” “an injury to one, is an injury to all.”
Monday April 29, 2019 - Labour History and Book Launch, “Cracking Labour’s Glass Ceiling,” hosted by Briarpatch Magazine. 7:00 pm at Tommy’s Speakeatery 2720 Montague Street.
Tuesday April 30, 2019 - Movie Night with Regina Public Interest Research Group (RPIRG) 6:30 pm: “The Right to Learn,” screening and discussion about the costs of higher education - at the University of Regina Education Building 619.
Wednesday May 1, 2019 - May Day Parade; CELEBRATE WORKERS!!
5:00 pm: line up at the Union Centre. Bring your flags, noise makers and favourite union attire.
6:00 pm: parade starts (map included). We will march to the Legislative Building, where we will hear from speakers and there will be free hot dogs for everyone. This event is coordinated by SGEU and RDLC. Join us and the music, drums, and bands and celebrate workers!
7:00 pm: come out to the after Parade Party at Rebellion Brewing at and Barb Byers to give a presentation on Labour History.
RSVP to Shobna Radons at [email protected] with the numbers of people from your local or union that are planning to attend!
Thursday May 2, 2019 - Poetry Slam at Bushwakkers, Arizona Room 7:00 pm; 7:00 – 8:00 pm workshop on how to write and deliver spoken word poetry.
8:00 pm– performances by local spoken word poets and an open mike. The folks from Spoken Word have graciously agreed to facilitate this event.
Friday May 3, 2019 - Karaoke at Q Nightclub & Lounge
7:00 pm: We will end the week with Labour Songs and coming together in solidarity! “Power to the people and workers!”
It is a week full of events, a lined up for Union, Associations, and Community Organizations to join the Regina & District Labour Council to celebrate the week and the day reserved for Workers of the world everywhere.