Labouring Cowtown: Celebrating Alberta's Labour Heritage

Labouring Cowtown: Celebrating Alberta's Labour Heritage

Sunday May 29 2016, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Calgary Public Library - Central Library
616 MacLeod Trail Southeast Calgary

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The Canadian Committee for Labour History (CCLH) and Alberta Labour History Initiative are sponsoring a free public concert by Juno-award nominated singer Maria Dunn. Dunn's new "video ballad" entitled Packingtown is about the history of the meat packing industry in Alberta. As Maria’s website explains, “Packingtown involves archival research, recording oral histories, scanning photographs and writing songs inspired by the people who worked in Alberta meatpacking plants between the early 1900s and the 1980s."