11. April 2018 - 19:30
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With Glowing Hearts | VIU Theatre | Wednesday, 11. April 2018

With Glowing Hearts: How Ordinary Women Worked Together to Change the World (and Did)

Written by Jennifer Wynne Webber
Directed by David Mann

This is the rousing true story of women in 1940s Kirkland Lake, Ontario who fought to improve conditions for their husbands working in the town’s hard-rock mines. When the siren that signals an accident at the mine sounds yet again, they become the heart and soul of a union organizing drive that eventually changes their lives – and the world.

This true story is based on original research by Elizabeth Quinlan, University of Saskatchewan. Funding for that research and the play’s development was provided by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)