Film Screening of The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong

Date/Time Details

Saturday, March 9, 2019 to
Saturday, March 9, 2019

Start Time: 1:00 pm (ends: 3:00 pm on the 9th)

The Notorious Mrs. Armstrong follows the political career of a lesser known yet extremely important gure in Canadian history, Helen Armstrong. History has largely ignored her groundbreaking women's movement activities which helped change labour legislation in favour of women workers. Armstrong, a working class mother, was well known in Winnipeg in the early 1900s where she was described as a radical agitator and often ended up in jail for her endeavours.

She was one of the organizers of the historic 1919 Winnipeg General Strike, and her continued actions as a union organizer helped persuade the Government of Manitoba to institute the Minimum Wage Act and give livable wages to women.

This film screening is sponsored by the Canadian Labour Congress, the Manitoba Federation of Labour and the Winnipeg Labour Council, in celebration of International Women’s Day and the 100th Anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike.

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