We are thrilled at the response to our Activist Colouring Contest, commemorating the life of union singer and organizer Joe Hill.

It was great to see folks of all ages participate and learn a little bit about Joe Hill in the process of making activist art.

In the end, we selected three winners:

Abby Vassey – 11 years old


Abby gets extra credit for displaying her submission next to a book about Helen Keller, who few people realize was actually a member of the Industrial Workers of the World and advocated for Joe Hill while he was in jail.


Sharon Vinson – Apprentice Inside Wireman, IBEW LU 58


Stephanie Ross – Work and Labour Studies Professor at York University

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Abby, Sharon, and Stephanie will be receiving complimentary copies of the Graphic History Collective’s first comic book May Day: A Graphic History of Protest.

Thanks to everyone for colouring!

In love and solidarity!


p.s. We’ll keep the Joe Hill poster on our website for free download, so please spread the word and use the poster accordingly.