Toronto’s 30th Annual Socialist May Day Celebration
When: April 30, 2016 7 p.m.
Where: Free Times Cafe, 320 College Street, Toronto (map)
- Cheri DiNovo, NDP MPP Parkdale-High Park
- John Clarke, organizer for the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty
- Megan Whitfield, President, Toronto Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
- Crystal Sinclair, Idle No More
- Melisse Coyote Watson, Black Lives Matter – Toronto
- Myles Magner, Vice-President, Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union
- Barry Weisleder, Federal Secretary, Socialist Action, and substitute teachers’ organizer
- Plus a message from Javier Domokos Ruiz, Cuban Consul in Toronto
- M.C.: Elizabeth Byce, federal Treasurer, NDP Socialist Caucus, and retired member of the Toronto Local, Canadian Union of Postal Workers
Celebrate with entertainers
- James Gordon, as a solo singer-songwriter and with the ground-breaking trio Tamarack, has released over 35 albums, and has toured relentlessly around the world. He is also a Guelph city councillor and two-time NDP candidate for the Ontario Legislature;
- Fraser & Girard, Marianne Girard, roots/alternative country singer-song writer, and her accomplished partner Allan Fraser, now form a great musical duo with an acclaimed CD ‘Fraser & Girard’;
- Mohommad Ali Aumeer, Toronto hip-hop rap artist;
- Husain Mojtahedy, 15 year-old spoken word artist, writing and performing for 3 years;
- Lynn Harrison, recording artist, writer and educator;
- Glen Hornblast, folk singer on the social justice scene with a CD titled “Once in a Blue Moon”;
- Linda Saslove, Ottawa’s sweetest vocalist; and Bill Heffernan, activist, teacher and song smith.
Socialist Action / Ligue pour l’Action socialiste
(Fourth Internationalists in the Canadian state)
Event endorsed by:
- Canadian Arab Federation;
- Greater Toronto Area Council – OPSEU;
- Toronto Local – Canadian Union of Postal Workers;
- Ontario Coalition Against Poverty;
- Toronto Haiti Action Committee;
- NDP Socialist Caucus;
- Toronto Forum on Cuba; and Workers’ Action Movement.
Click here to view and download the event poster.
You can watch the video recording of the last year’s May Day celebration below.