Lecture Series: Wpg General Strike
The Millennium Library is hosting a free 5-part lecture series that delves into the history and lasting impacts of the Winnipeg General Strike, timely as we are celebrating the strike’s centenary this year. Over five consecutive Wednesdays (March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17), this series will cover different aspects of the strike, including key figures, protest songs, and lasting impacts.
First up, on March 20th, The University of Winnipeg’s Nolan Reilly, will be introducing the new guide to the confrontation: 1919: Winnipeg General Strike Driving and Walking Tour: 100th Anniversary Edition. He’ll cover the key events and players of the most prominent general strike in Canada’s history.
Those interested in attending, are encouraged to drop in at the library over their lunch hour (12:00-1:00pm). Presentations will take place in the library’s Carol Shields Auditorium, at 251 Donald Street. No need to sign up in advance, simply show up.