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Geoff Meggs - Strange New Country - Book Reading and Talk

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Vancouver, BC V6J 1A3

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Saturday, June 9th, 2-4pm at the Vancouver Maritime Museum

Geoff Meggs Strange New Country offers an impeccably researched account of the Fraser River Salmon Strikes of 1900, deftly positioning this historical moment in the context of contemporary British Columbian society. Meggs shares how Indigenous, white and Japanese fishermen collectives aligned despite their disparate interests to challenge Vancouver’s industrial elites for fairer wages. In doing so, he not only illuminates a remarkable year in history, but also demonstrates the power of social organizing across political and racial lines.

Geoff Meggs is currently the chief of staff to BC Premier John Horgan. He has been a journalist, Vancouver city councillor and executive director of the BC Federation of Labour. He is the author of several books, including Salmon: The Decline of the West Coast Fishery (Douglas & McIntyre, 1991), which won the Lieutenant-Governor’s Medal for Historical Writing. He lives in Victoria, BC.



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