Roz Usiskin is the past President of the Jewish Heritage Society of Western Canada and a United Jewish People’s Order (UJPO) National Board Officer. Harriet Zaidman is a UJPO-Winnipeg member. Both speakers have family connections to the strikers. Roz Usiskin’s father, Joseph Wolodarsky, was a strike participant whose archival documentation states “...someday, [a] historian may look into my archives as a record of our history.” Harriet Zaidman’s family members were Winnipeg workers affected greatly by the strike. They are depicted in her novel, City on Strike. Copies will be available for purchase at the event.
Leo Panitch is a professor of political science at York University and the co-editor of the Socialist Register. He is the co-author, with Sam Gindin, of The Making of Global Capitalism. He is also a UJPO-Toronto member.
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