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Don’t Mourn — Organize! Soviet Princeton Launch & Concert


Soviet Princeton launch posterJoin us, com­rades, to mark the 100th anniver­sary of the exe­cu­tion of Joe Hill and cel­e­brate the release of Sovi­et Prince­ton: Slim Evans and the 1932–33 Min­ers’ Strike.

The authors, Jon Bartlett and Rika Rueb­saat, are both folk music schol­ars and singers and will be per­form­ing a selec­tion of Joe Hill songs and tunes from the Prince­ton pick­et lines (to whet your whis­tle watch them at the Prince­ton Tra­di­tion­al Music Fes­ti­val). There will also be per­for­mances from Fras­er Union and the Sol­i­dar­i­ty Notes Labour Choir.

Don’t Mourn — Orga­nize!
7:00 pm Sun­day Nov. 22nd
St. James Hall: 3214 W 10th Ave, Van­cou­ver
Admis­sion $5 (no one turned away)
Refresh­ments pro­vid­ed

Sovi­et Prince­ton is the first pub­lished account of the dra­mat­ic events of one win­ter over eighty years ago, when Slim Evans trav­elled to Prince­ton to help strik­ing coal min­ers and encoun­tered con­cert­ed, vio­lent oppo­si­tion from the police, the KKK, and local busi­ness lead­ers.

You can read an excerpt here and more about the book here, and don’t for­get to tell your friends and CSIS about your plans to attend by vis­it­ing the Face­book event page.

And final­ly, here’s Phil Ochs singing “The Bal­lad of Joe Hill.”