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Mayworks Festival

Tuesday May 4, 2021
12:00am to 11:59pm

Virtual Screening

AMAPCEO is pleased to co-present the Mayworks Festival’s free virtual screenings of the film 9to5: The Story of a Movement (2019) on Tuesday, May 4, and the post-screening Q&A event on Tuesday, May 4. Directed and produced by Julia Reichert and Steven Bognar, the film is about the untold story of the fight that inspired a hit song and movie, and that changed the American workplace.

When Dolly Parton sang “9 to 5,” she was doing more than just shining a light on the fate of American working women. Parton was invoking a movement that started with 9to5, a group of Boston secretaries in the early 1970s, whose goals were better pay, more career advancement opportunities, and an end to sexual harassment.

AMAPCEO members can register here to receive a link to the free virtual screening (a viewing link and password will be sent to registrants via email at 12:00AM) and the Q&A with the film's subjects, Karen Nussabaum, Ellen Cassidy, Kim Cook, and Mary Jung. Please note that ASL interpretation is available for the post-screening event. We also encourage you to join the AMAPCEO Women’s Caucus and share your ideas for promoting and supporting women in the union, the workplace, and your community.

AMAPCEO is also pleased to sponsor The Labour Arts Catalyst, a new initiative of the festival, that pairs four artists from the GTA and Hamilton area to work with four labour organizations. Mayworks’ vision is “to incite the creation and production of art that engages diverse artists and workers in the advancement of cultural, economic and social justice.”

More information on the call for submissions for artists and writers can be found here.