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Laura Ellyn speaking on “Ginger Goodwin” at Miners Memorial Weekend

  • June 18th, 2016, 10:30am–11:30am
  • Cumberland Museum and Archives, 2680 Dunsmuir Ave, Cumberland, BC, Canada

Laura Ellyn, author of Ginger Goodwin: A Workers’s Friend will be speaking about her graphic novel as part of the 31st Miners Memorial Weekend. A donation is requested.

With bright, strong imagery, Ginger Goodwin presents the story of labour activist and martyr Albert “Ginger” Goodwin. This accessible and thoughtful graphic history explores Goodwin’s life, work, and death in the mining communities of Cumberland and Trail, British Columbia. Drawing on local history, and exploring the ways the history of labour organizing affects contemporary movements, Ginger Goodwin is a story that needs to be shared.

For 31 years the Cumberland Museum has co-hosted an annual commemoration of fallen workers, highlighting labour history and contemporary labour issues. The three day event welcomes hundreds of attendees from across Western Canada and as far away as the UK including workers and their families, activists, artists, writers, academics, community leaders, musicians and many others. All are welcome to join us for this important weekend of solidarity, celebration, and remembrance.

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