Here are some pictures taken at a wonderful evening of spoken word, music, songs and solidarity at Toronto’s Free Times Cafe. Over eighty people crowded the venue in downtown Toronto’s traditional working class garment district to celebrate International Workers’ Day. It was the 24th Annual Toronto Socialist Action May Day Celebration.
On stage, as shown in the pix, were: Elizabeth Byce, SA’s federal treasurer and M.C. for the evening; Jose Soberon, Cuba’s Consul General in Toronto; Ali Mallah, V.P. of the Canadian Arab Federation and Canadian Labour Congress V.P. (Alternate); B.C. Holmes of the Toronto Haiti Action Committee; Lesley Wood, representing the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, and Barry Weisleder, federal secretary of Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste. The next pictures show the very talented musicians and singers who entertained and inspired the gathering: Jon Brooks, Marianne Girard, Smokey Dymny and Glen Hornblast. Elizabeth, who earlier read greetings from the Venezuela Consul General (summoned to duties out of town, at the last moment), also distributed raffle prizes (bottles of Cuban rum and Italian amaretto, union posters, T-shirts, CDs, books, a CLC back-pack, and a week end pass for one to the international educational conference Socialism 2010, May 20-23 at OISE U of Toronto.
Mark your calendar now for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Toronto SA May Day in 2011!
The next event you don’t want to miss is the international educational conference Socialism 2010, May 20-23 at OISE U of Toronto.