Rosie the Riveter Revisited
A Modern History of Women in the Trades
Friday February 21, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm
Vancouver Public Library Central
350 West Georgia St.
Alma Vandusen Room, lower level
Free admission and seating is limited
Join our roundtable for a presentation and discussion of the challenges and joys faced by women entering the BC trades in the 1970s. Participants include: Kate Braid, Judy Doll, Janet Lane, Tamara Pongracz, Heather Tomsic and Marilyn Lanz.
For more information, see our website at www.herstorycafe.ca
Join the Friends of the City of Vancouver Archives for their annual fall fundraiser on Sunday 20 October, 2013, at 2p.m. The topic is “From Chaos to Control: McBride, Joly, and the Rise of Party Politics in British Columbia,” and the speakers are Dr. Jack Little and Dr. Patricia Roy.
City of Vancouver Archives, 1150 Chestnut Street in Vanier Park
All tickets $30
* ticket sales on Eventbrite beginning September 30.
Seating is limited. Light refreshments.
Description: As the 2oth century dawned, British Columbia politics were a tangled mess. Governments came and went rapidly as loose groups of supporters formed new coalitions. A young MLA in New Westminster, Richard McBride, found an unlikely ally in Lieutenant – Governor Sir Henri Joly de Lotbinière, a Protestant Québécois appointed by Liberal Sir Wilfred Laurier and formed a government under the Conservative banner on 1902. Party Politics had arrived in B.C.! McBride’s stable administration, which lasted until 1915, oversaw the greatest economic boom of the era, and provincial politics never looked back. Drawing on material from their two recent biographies, Patricia Roy and Jack Little explain the circumstances leading to this political evolution and reflect on matters of party discipline and governance relevant today when a portion of the populace dreams of politicians “representing their constituents” and “voting their conscience.“
Join the Herstory Cafe on Thursday 21 November, 2013, for a talk by Dr. Bidisha Ray on the controversies, current politics, and popular myths surrounding India’s oldest transgendered community, the Hijras.
SFU Harbour Centre , 515 West Hastings Street, Room 1425
7pm – 8:30pm
Free Admission. Open to the public (Drop-in and limited seating)
Read about Merna Forster’s petition to the Bank of Canada to increase the representation of women on Canadian currency.
Congratulations to Alison Prentice, who was appointed to the Order of Canada in May 2013 for her “pioneering contributions as a scholar, advancing the field of women’s history and the history of education.”