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Labour Day Weekend at WAHC

September 1, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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  • Labour Day flyer 2018

Join us for a day of free programming that considers the impact of precarious work on our lives, community, and organizing. We'll begin with an interactive walking tour of Downtown Hamilton followed by slam poetry workshop at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre.

Interactive Walking Tour from 11 am - 12 pm

Air BnB, food delivery, ride-sharing, Etsy, babysitting, how do you engage with the gig economy? Bring your experiences to this walking tour of Downtown Hamilton that weaves together the old and new by visiting historic sites which tell stories of past precarity and connects them to contemporary tales of getting by in hard times. The walking tour begins at 51 Stuart Street at 11 am and will conclude at Lister Block, 28 James St N.

Slam Poetry Workshop from 2 pm - 4 pm

Created and facilitated by Hamilton Youth Poets' Eddie Lartey, this will be a powerful afternoon of poetry and storytelling as we explore the impact that precarious work conditions have on our lives. Through writing and sharing we will advocate for, connect with, and empower one another on Labour Day.

Light refreshments will be provided during the workshop.

Please pre-register via Eventbrite.

For more information or to register, contact Jordyn Perreault-Laird, Outreach and Partnerships Coordinator at jordyn@wahc-museum.ca

51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 1B5       905.522.3003       Public Hours: Click here