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Toronto Workers' History Project: Feminism and Labour

Start Date and Time:

Monday, March 13, 2017, 7:00PM

End Date and Time:

Monday, March 13, 2017, 9:00PM


Caroline Egan (Steelworkers' Toronto Area Council), Franca Iacovetta (University Of Toronto), Holly Kirkconnell (formerly Organized Working Women), Felicia Samuel (Elementary Teachers Of Toronto)

In honour of International Women's Day, the Toronto Workers' History Project invites you to look back over four decades of the struggles of Toronto's working women. In the 1970s, women began to challenge male unionists to take them seriously. They formed their own organizations and committees within the labour movement and eventually reshaped the agenda of their unions. Three activists will bring stories of their own experience, and one speaker will introduce us to the fascinating new website on the history of feminism in Canada.

Contact Information

Toronto Workers’ History Project


Steelworkers Hall, 25 Cecil St., Toronto, ON M5T 1N1 view full map




Community, Faculty, Graduate Students

Black and white picture of women, men and children protesting for women's rights