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Book Launch & Panel: The Story of Albert Jackson

Mayworks Festival

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Book Launch & Panel: The Story of Albert Jackson

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Racialized workers experience higher rates of unemployment and precarious work. We are making a link between the Albert Jackson story of 1882 and the intersection of racism and precarious work today, as Canada celebrates 150 years in 2017.

This event will see the launch of a new picture book by and for children about the story of Albert Jackson, Toronto’s first black postal worker who faced racism from the other postal workers.

Following the book launch is a panel discussion moderated by Itah Sadu (A Different Booklist) and featuring Maryama Ahmed (Jane Finch Action Against Poverty), Mark Brown (Canadian Union of Postal Workers), and Kingsley Kwok (Ontario Public Service Employees Union).

Co-presented with Ontario Black History Society, The Elementary Teachers of Toronto, Toronto Workers History Project

Co-sponsored by the Canadian Union of Postal Workers

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Mayworks Festival acknowledges the pivotal role public funding bodies play in maintaining a living, thriving culture for everyone


Ontario Arts Council




Toronto Arts Council



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A Different Booklist
779 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON M5S 1Z5

Wednesday, 3 May 2017 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Mayworks Festival

MAYWORKS FESTIVAL OF WORKING PEOPLE AND THE ARTS is an annual multidisciplinary arts festival that celebrates the culture of all working peoples. Founded by the Toronto and York Region Labour Council, Mayworks has been uniting art and labour since 1986 by showcasing the cultural production of workers and their artist allies. Mayworks’ goal is to support the compelling and vital work of both workers-as-artists and artists-as-workers. Mayworks’ artistic vision is specifically guided by our equity policy that allows for representation of First Nations people, people of colour, queer and trans people, people with disabilities and young people as audiences and artists. 

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