NDP hosting history prof, disccusion of politics

The Cowichan Valley NDP is inviting New Democrats and other local progressives to a special afternoon in Cobble Hill, Saturday, March 22, where they can socialize and enjoy a talk with guest speaker Gordon Hak, Professor of History at Vancouver Island University.

Hak’s new book The Left in British Columbia: A History of Struggle provides a comprehensive history of progressive movements in British Columbia from the late

1800s to the present, exploring the successes and failures of individuals and organizations striving to make a better world.

Nineteenth-century coal miners and carpenters; Wobblies, Single Taxers, and communists; worker militancy in two world wars; the New Democratic Party; the Squamish Five; the Solidarity movement of 1983; and the Occupy movement of 2011 are all part of an historical provincial left that is notable for its breadth and dynamism.

The afternoon event takes place at the Cobble Hill Community Hall, 3550 Watson Ave.

Doors open at 2 p.m., and coffee and tea will be provided, although attendees are encouraged to bring finger foods to share.

Please note this event is open not just to New Democrats but anyone interested in discussing progressive politics in British Columbia.