2019 Pre-Conference Events

As part of out 2019 conference, we will offer two pre-conference options. While some details are still being determined, we will post details here as they solidify.

1919 General Strike Walking Tour (afternoon of 10/4/19, 2:00-4:00pm)

  • Through a 1.5 hour guided walking tour through Winnipeg’s historic exchange district and the Main Street Strip we will provide an opportunity to experience a fundamental turning point in Winnipeg’s history exactly 100 hundred years ago. The tour will cover what life was like in Winnipeg in the years leading up to the strike, from earlier labour strikes to a city-wide influenza epidemic, as well as the events of the strike itself. The tour will also include the impact of the strike and its influence on social activists and local and national politicians in the following decades. After the tour, participants are invited to drop by the Little Brown Jug Brewery for a special 1919 beer.
  • Maximum of 30 participants on the tour.
  • The tour costs $10 USD per person, and tickets will be available for purchase here.
  • Please meet the tour at “the Cube Stage” (click here for map and directions – 124 King St, Winnipeg, MB R3B 1H9, Canada), in Old Market Square, a central gathering place in the historic Exchange District. Old Market Square is located on King Street between Bannatyne Avenue and William Avenue, a 15-minute walk from either of the conference hotels.

Tour of the Canadian Museum of Human Rights

  • We will facilitate both a morning (9:30-12:30) and afternoon (1:00-4:00) tour of the museum
  • In order to be a part of this event, please meet at the payment desk, indicate that you are with our conference to join the conference tour.
  • No pre-registration required.