The Right to Live: The 1919 General Strike and Pandemic Influenza

June 18, 2020

June 18, 2020

virtual event

The Manitoba Museum, 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg



Events Description

What was the connection between the 1919 General Strike and the influenza pandemic that killed over 1,200 Winnipeggers in the winter of 1918-1919? This talk by Dr. Esyllt Jones of the University of Manitoba will examine the interaction between health inequality, the differential impacts of the pandemic, and the emergence of a general strike and sympathy movement in the spring of 1919.

June marks the 101st anniversary of the Winnipeg General Strike. The Manitoba Museum’s exhibit Strike 1919: Divided City runs until January 2021.



Date & Time:

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | 2:00 PM


Venue & Address : This presentation may be watched live on the Manitoba Museum Facebook page or via Zoom webinar, no registration required. A recording of the talk will be available on the Manitoba Museum YouTube channel for viewing and sharing by the following day.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

Hosted by Manitoba Museum – 190 Rupert Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2 Canada

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