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Saturday May 01, 2010
Start: 1:00 pm

On May 1, 2010, International Workers Day

March for Status for All!
1pm, St. Jamestown
Wellesley St. and Ontario St.
5th Annual May Day of Action

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In the past 6 years the struggle for justice for immigrants and refugees has grown immensely. Inspired by the individual and collective strength of Mohamed Cherfi, Kimberley Lizano-Sossa, Fahim Kayani, Shamim Akhtar, Isabel Garcia, Wendy Maxwell, and the many others that we have known, and the countless others that have had to fight alone, the Migrant Justice movement has fore fronted struggles of people of color, women, disAbled and queer migrants, particularly those without full status.

Rising out of schools, shelters and apartment blocks from Jane and Finch to Crescent Town, our voices have reached the streets and the hallways of power. From the 2004 No One Is Illegal march from Montreal to Ottawa, to the first Toronto May Day of Action in 2006, to the take over of Yonge and Dundas square on May Day in 2009, we have worked tirelessly to create real meaningful change – stopping deportations, winning access to schools, changing federal immigration policy. We have been on picket lines with labour unions, on barricades in solidarity with Indigenous struggles, supported people’s organizations in streets and in communities.

Now, in 2010, as the Conservative government arrests and deports our friends. As they tear apart our families. As they push us in to unsafe jobs. As they call us “bogus refugees” and “illegals”, and do it with a smile, we say no mas, no more.

Start: 7:30 pm

It Will Work!
May 1, 2010
Doors: 7:30pm
The Garrison, 1197 Dundas Street West

Mayworks Festival Closing Party

Following the No One Is Illegal! May Day of Action (1pm. St.Jamestown), celebrate May 1st by shining the spotlight on the struggles, successes and strength of working class peoples, migrants, undocumented and temporary workers, by joining the Mayworks Festival, No One Is Illegal Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region in presenting musicians, dancers and artists who will ignite the stage with words, musice and movement to provoke thinking as well as dancing and laughter!

Hosted by Deena Ladd of the Workers Action Centre, the line-up includes Deidre DLishus Walton, MataDanZe, Mama D, LAL, Marinda and Solari, Red Slam Collective, Humble The Poet and Amai Kuda!

Tickets: $5-$15 (no one turned away)

This event will be a build up to community and labor organizing resisting the G8/G20 Summits in June 2010.

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