Fall panel events: Remembering BC's largest political protest
Join the BC Labour Heritage Centre in its exploration of the pivotal 1983 Solidarity Movement, described as the largest political protest in BC's history. This fall, consider attending two exciting events taking place at the Anvil Centre in New Westminster as part of the Solidarity 35 project:
"It Seemed Anything was Possible" film screening and panel discussion
Thurs. Oct. 4, 7pm
Featuring a screening of the 1984 film Common Cause.
"A Time to Act" panel discussion
Thurs. Nov. 8, 7pm
Featuring a moderated discussion by SFU Labour Studies Director Dr. Kendra Strauss
About Solidarity 35 :
In 1983, labour and activist organizations alike across the province, including unions, environmental, religious, social justice and women’s rights groups, came together over the course of several weeks through escalating actions in what would effectively become the largest political protest in BC’s history. It was in response to the most sweeping assault on rights in Canadian history by the newly re-elected Social Credit government. This project explores the diverse experiences and recollections of workers involved in this moment in history through archival photos, videos, objects, and oral history interviews, to help us learn from the past and work towards the future.