Winners: 1919 Strike Essays
During the month of May AESES ran its first ever essay contest, to commemorate the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike and its 100th anniversary. There were six one-time essay prizes up for grabs, valued at $500 each, to be awarded to those who best captured the spirit of the 1919 Strike and its lasting legacy. Submissions were accepted from signed AESES members, as well as their spouses and dependents. From a pool of 18 entries, a panel of judges narrowed the choices down to this winning set.
We are happy to announce the six prize winners and essay finalists. They are:
- Jo Davies (UM) – Dear Diary
- Joan Duesterdiek (UW) – 1919 Winnipeg General Strike: Six Weeks of Solidarity and Beyond
- Michelle Micuda (UM) – Why the 1919 Winnipeg General Strike Matters to Canadians
- Paul Panchyshyn (UM) – Labour Divided: Lessons from the Winnipeg General Strike
- Patricia Roche (UM) – Roger Bray: My Great-Great-Grandfather, the Rabble-Rouser
- Gloria Saindon (UM) – 1919 Winnipeg General Strike: Past Present Future
Thank you to all those who took the time to contribute their written pieces. We sure enjoyed reading through them!