A general sympathetic 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?
Join strike historian and author Michael Dupuis as he takes 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 Reports From The Front Lines and Ordinary Men And Women Under Extraordinary Circumstances.
Saturday March 18 from 2:00 – 3:30 pm