Image courtesy of the UFCW, The Gainers strike, 1986.
Join us at the AGA for a Community Tour of Rebellious: Alberta Women Artists of the 1980s led by Edmonton community members Vicky Beauchamp & Renee Peevey. The Community Tour series present visitors with unique perspectives on the stories and history told in AGA exhibitions.
Free as part of an All Access Thursday
6-7pm (2nd floor)
Maximum tour capacity is 30 people - come early to make sure you get a spot!
On December 12, Edmonton union activists Vicky Beauchamp and Renee Peevey will take us back to the 1986 Gainers strike that paralyzed the province for 214 days, and share their thoughts on the making of a movement. With vivid memories of the battle of 66 Street, and one of the most violent strikes in the history of Alberta, they will share with visitors their own experience fighting back against pressure and intimidation, while reflecting on current exhibition Rebellious and the centennial celebration of the 1919 General Strike.