Striking with History
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM PST Maritime Labour Centre 111 Victoria Drive Vancouver, BC V5L 4C4
IN PERSON at the Maritime Labour Centre | Lunch will be provided
Striking with History combines training for activists with labour history to help people think creatively about today’s struggles and tactics. It will draw on the experiences of the participants, interactive role-play, and history from the struggle for the 9-hour day to the recent Unite-Here hotel strike to develop critical thinking and organizing skills for activists and organizers.
Facilitator: Mark Leier
Mark Leier is a professor of labour history at Simon Fraser University. He received the SFU Excellence in Teaching Award in 2004 and the Dean of Graduate Studies Award for Excellence in Graduate Supervision in 2018 and has worked with unions and activists for two decades. He is the author of four books on Labour and Left history, including Rebel Life: The Life and Times of Robert Gosden, Revolutionary, Mystic, Labour Spy and Where the Fraser River Flows: The IWW in British Columbia.