Travel back in time with Michael Dupuis as he delves into the fascinating history of the Winnipeg General Strike and how it impacted Canada's labour relations after World War I.
A general strike gripped Winnipeg from May 15 to June 26, 1919. Some 25,000 men and women walked out, demanding higher wages, improved working conditions and union recognition. Red-fearing opponents insisted radical labour leaders supported by the fanatical allegiance of foreigners were attempting to usurp constituted authority and replace it with a soviet style government.
For six weeks Winnipeg seethed with animosity and tension as both sides used any means, including spies and informants, to win the battle. What was happening behind the scenes? What secrets have remained to this day?
Strike historian and author Michael Dupuis will take you through the six-week conflict via images of key figures and events, including the violent climax of Bloody Saturday. The presentation is based on his books Winnipeg's General Strike: Reports From The Front Lines and The Winnipeg General Strike: Ordinary Men And Women Under Extraordinary Circumstances.
AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |
EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning | Culture & Heritage |