Striking with History

October 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph St
Vancouver, BC V5L1K3
Contact VDLC Office 6044547816

About this Event

1 day - June 10, Wednesday - 9:30am to 4:00pm

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.

Instructor: Mark Leier, Professor - SFU

Mark Leier is a professor of labour history at Simon Fraser University. He has received the SFU Excellence in Teaching Award, 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 Flows: The IWW in British Columbia.



Pre-registration is required as course space is limited - registration open to all, union membership is not necessary. If class space is full please contact Elizabeth via email [email protected] or phone 604-254-0703 to put your name on a wait list.

Fees include lunch & material - Please advise of special dietary needs at time of registration by emailing [email protected]

Cancellations must be received 5 working days prior to course start for refund. No-shows will be charged the full course fee. Exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

Parking is available both in the Maritime Labour Centre Lot and on the streets around the center.

Register HERE


The Vancouver and District Labour Council acknowledges that its offices reside on the unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh nations.

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Striking with History