20th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture

School of Arts & Social Sciences, the Department of Humanities, the Department of L’nu, Political, and Social Studies

and

the James Bryson McLachlan Commemorative Society

issue an invitation to the Cape Breton University community to the 20th Annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture.  This year’s speaker is journalist and author Gwynne Dyer and the title of his talk is:  “The Populist revolt:  Its Causes and Cure”

on Wednesday, November 14th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm in CE 258 – the Royal Bank Lecture Theatre

 

The annual J.B. McLachlan Memorial Lecture honours the life and legacy of one of Cape Breton’s and Canada’s finest labour leaders.  J.B. McLachlan was a Scottish immigrant and coal miner who arrived in Cape Breton in 1902 and helped lead District 26 of the United Mine Workers of America until he died in 1937.lecture series is in memory of one of Cape Breton’s finest labour leaders, Jim McLachlan. He arrived in Cape Breton from Scotland in 1902 to work in the expanding coal industry. In 1909 he was elected Secretary-Treasurer of District 26, United Mineworkers of America and was blacklisted. An exceptional organizer and a dedicated radical, he continued his role as a powerful and critical voice in Cape Breton  and Canada  until he died in 1937.

 

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