Thursday, 6 December 2012

Road Trip: Family Leave Exhibit moves on to Hamilton

The Workers History Museum's exhibit The Struggle for Family Leave is currently being shown in Hamilton, Ontario at the Workers Arts and Heritage Centre, 51 Stuart Street, Hamilton, ON. The exhibit will be on public display in the WAHC Community Gallery until December 21, 2012.
Arthur in from the of the Workers Art & Heritage Centre, Hamilton, ON
To mark the opening of the exhibit, WHM Board Member Arthur Carkner and volunteer Barry Parkinson were in Hamilton on Friday, November 23rd at the Workers' Arts and Heritage Centre conducting a number of oral history interviews related to the history of family leave benefits as part of an on-going archival initiative undertaken by the WHM.

The opening of the exhibit coincided with the Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLIFF) which was also being hosted by the WAHC. Two films were screened as part of the opening event, one of which was our very own A Struggle to Remember: Fighting for Our Families. The second was Drink 'Em Dry, a documentary about the five week lockout of the workers at Moosehead Brewerey in New Brunswick and the novel tactics used by the workers. A lively discussion occurred after each film, which were both enjoyed by the crowd.

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