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Oct
12
City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism
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Explore the history of our city’s street protests at this major, new photo-based exhibition showcasing rarely seen walks of resistance. The project features over 650 images of street demonstrations, protests, and riots from the early 1900s to present day from the archives of the Vancouver Sun and The Province newspapers. From the shoreworkers’ strike at the Battle of Ballantyne Pier in 1935 to rallying of anti-logging groups at Clayoquot Sound in 1993, these records demonstrate the power of “ordinary people” in mobilizing public opinion and effecting change locally and globally.

Date:
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Location:
Museum of Vancouver
Jan
18
Labour Activism Panel Discussion
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Hosted by the Museum of Vancouver, come delve into discussion with guest panelists surrounding significant job action events across Vancouver’s labour history including: the 2001 Transit Strike, the 2004 HEU Strike, the 2007 Municipal Workers’ Strike (aka Sam’s Strike), and the 2014 BCTF Teacher’s Strike.

Panel discussion will be moderated by Irene Lanzinger, President of BC Federation of Labour, who will engage with panelists around stories, tactics, and historic narratives aimed at the negative framing of specific workers’ resistance movements in Vancouver. Panelists include: Donisa Bernardo (HEU), Glen Hansman (BCTF), Joe Elworthy (UNIFOR Local 2200), and Aliza Navarie (CUPE 391). To learn more about this event click here.

Date:
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Time:
7pm-9pm
Location:
Museum of Vancouver, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver, BC
Jan
20
March On Vancouver
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March On Canada evolved out of the Canadian Women’s March movement and was formed in February 2017 by a coalition of organizers responsible for leading the Canadian Women’s March in cities and towns across Canada. It is a continuation of the work leaders did preparing for January 21, 2017, when a worldwide, grassroots movement came together to build communities that advocate for and uphold equality, diversity, and inclusion. March On is about are coming together to take concrete, coordinated actions at the federal, state, and local level. To learn more about this year’s march click here.

Date:
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Location:
Jack Poole Plaza, Vancouver, BC
Feb
01
Black History Month
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Black History month honours the contributions of people of African descent in Canadian society and is an opportunity to share the history and culture of Black Canadians. Historically, it honours the courage and resolve of trailblazers such as Viola Desmond, who in 1946 changed the conversation about why segregation is contrary to one’s human rights by electing to sit in the “whites only” section of a theater in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each activist revered during Black History month sent a very public message of what equality meant to them in the face of oppression, racism, and discrimination of that time. Efforts such as these led to a 1995 proclamation by Parliament marking February as Black History Month in Canada. This month, let us stand in solidarity to honour the strength and perseverance of Black Canadians and recognize that their fight is also ours and it is not over.

Date:
Thursday, February 1, 2018
Location:
Canada
Feb
14
Women’s Memorial March
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The February 14th Annual Women’s Memorial March honours the memory of all women from the Downtown Eastside who have died due to physical, mental, emotional and spiritual violence. Every year the list of women going missing increases. Over 3000 women are known to have gone missing or been murdered in Canada since the 1970s. Now in its 28th year, the march brings courage and commitment to end the violence that vulnerable women in the Downtown Eastside face on a daily basis and is an opportunity to come together to grieve the loss of our sisters, remember the women who are still missing, and dedicate ourselves to justice.

Date:
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Location:
Vancouver Downtown Eastside