City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes

Vancouver has long been a city on edge. From the 1907 anti-Asian race riots to the Amchitka protests, from Doukhobor demonstrations to the Stanley Cup riots, Vancouver has a long and rich history of making its viewpoints and passions known, and in some cases, felt.

In City on Edge: A Rebellious Century of Vancouver Protests, Riots, and Strikes, Kate Bird presents striking images from the photo collection of The Vancouver Sun and The Province that capture the moments when the city stood up, took to the streets, and made some noise. Whether planned or spontaneous, revolutionary or reactionary, peaceful or destructive, these moments caught on film are proof of the unique energy and appetite for change in Canada’s wildest, westernmost city.

City on Edge, published by Greystone Books is available in September 2017.

A companion multimedia exhibition, City on Edge: A Century of Vancouver Activism, is on view at the Museum of Vancouver from September 28, 2017 to February 18, 2018.

Events
  • Word Vancouver – September 24 – 11:45 am – Vancouver Public Library – talk & slide show
  • Vancouver Public Library – October 5, 2017 – 7 pm – reading, with Aaron Chapman, Wayde Compton, and Charles Demers
  • North Vancouver City Library – October 25, 2017 – 7 pm – talk & slide show
  • Burnaby Public Library – Tommy Douglas Branch – November 2, 2017 – 7 pm – talk & slide show
  • Burnaby Public Library – McGill Branch – November 7, 2017 – 4:30 pm – talk & slide show
  • Richmond Public Library – Brighouse Branch – November 14, 2017 – 7 pm – talk & slide show
  • Vancouver Historical Society – November 23, 2017 – 7 pm – talk and slide show
  • Museum of Vancouver – November 30, 2017 – 7 pm – Archiving Activism panel discussion

 

 

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