1919: Winnipeg General Strike Driving and Walking Tour 100th Anniversary Edition Presentation

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 19:00

1919: Winnipeg General Strike Driving and Walking Tour 100th Anniversary Edition Presentation

 

Nolan Reilly, University of Winnipeg, Oral History Centre Director Emeritus

 

Wednesday, 20 March 2019, 12:00 pm- 1:00 pm

 

Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library

 

“The strike did a very big thing to me … for me, it opened the doors to understanding what the class struggle really means.” So reminisced Olga Hunka, on the 50th anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. Only 20 years old in 1919, Olga describes her involvement in the women’s Labor Café during the strike and how it led her to a life of political activism. Meet Olga and other activists in the all new 1919: Winnipeg General Strike Driving and Walking Tour 100th Anniversary Edition.

 

Nolan Reilly is excited to announce an all new, expanded 100th Anniversary Edition of the 1919: Winnipeg General Strike Driving and Walking Tour book. This beautifully designed book introduces the strike in a 56-page thematic guide to the events and historic locations of the strike across Winnipeg. Seventy -five photographs and two foldout maps help you explore our city in its historic and contemporary context.

 

Please come and join us on 20 March, Carol Shields Auditorium, Millennium Library, 12 pm-1 pm. This is the first in the weekly, five-part Winnipeg General Strike Centenary Lecture Series.

 

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