General Strike: Cabaret 1919

An exciting cabaret evening of theatre, music and poetry on the centenary of the Winnipeg General Strike (15 May 1919). Recorded in Toronto, 14 May 2019. Watch video »

An exciting cabaret evening of theatre, music and poetry on the centenary of the Winnipeg General Strike (15 May – 25 June, 1919) celebrates its historical importance and enduring relevance to a diverse range of contemporary struggles.

MC’ed by David McIlwraith. Featuring:

  • Introduction by Leo Panitch
  • Honey Novick sings “Joe Hill” and “May the Work I Have Done Speak for Me”
  • Giovanna Riccio reads “Helen Armstrong, Hello Girls and Hellions of Winnipeg General Strike”
  • George Elliott Clarke reads “To Vote Yes Always for the Winnipeg General Strike”

This is the first part of the Cabaret with more segments to come.

Produced by the Cultural Committee of the Socialist Project and the Centre for Social Justice, and co-presented by the Toronto Workers History Project and Mayworks 2019. Recorded in Toronto, 14 May 2019.