Herstory Cafe

Feminist Anarchism in British Columbia: 1960s-1980s

An illustrated talk by Eryk Martin

Tuesday – February 10, 2015
- (the Talk starts at 7pm and dinner/drinks at 6pm.)

The Railway Club
(in the backroom) at 579 Dunsmuir (upstairs – at Seymour St.)

This talk explores the history of feminist anarchism in B.C., with a close look at the Vancouver Five, who assisted in the firebombing of pornography stores in Vancouver.

  – 6:00pm-7:00pm - (food & beverages for purchase – order off the Club Menu)

19+ only please, sorry but the Club is not wheelchair accessible

free admission
, open to the public and seating is limited

Guest Speaker: Eryk Martin holds an M.A. in History from the University of Victoria and is a PhD candidate in the Department of History at Simon Fraser University. His dissertation, ‘Burn it Down! Anarchism, Activism, and the Vancouver Five, 1967-1986,” explores the experiences of five Canadian anarchists known as the Vancouver Five, who came together in the early 1980s to destroy a British Columbia Hydro power station on Vancouver Island, bomb a Toronto factory that was building parts for American Cruise missiles, and assist in the firebombing of pornography stores in Vancouver.



















The Woman Who Shot Bill Miner: Photographer Mary Spencer (1857 – 1938)

Thursday June 12th, 2014
7:00pm – 8:30pm

An illustrated talk by Sherril Foster, author of “A Steady Lens: The True Story of Pioneer Photographer Mary Spencer.” Caitlin Press, 2013. Co-sponsored by the Vancouver Public Library Special Collections, 7th floor. Book signing & sale. Free admission, drop-in only and seating is limited.

*This event includes a display of orignal Mary Spencer photographs, a collection of historical printed material and artifacts, like this set of leg irons used on Bill Miner, on loan from the Museum of Vancouver’s collection

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