Better Read Than Dead Book Club

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Better Read Than Dead Book Club
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Wed 8 April 2020
Wednesday 8 April 2020
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Join us for the first installment of Better Read Than Dead: A Radical Book Club, a series of gatherings around book selections that offer deepened perspectives on the exhibitions we have on view each season at the Workers Arts & Heritage Centre.

Each meeting will be hosted and facilitated by local artist and poet John Hill.

THE BOOK:

The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book is a powerful and historically accurate graphic portrayal of Indigenous resistance to the European colonization of the Americas, beginning with the Spanish invasion under Christopher Columbus and ending with the Six Nations land reclamation in Ontario in 2006. Gord Hill spent two years unearthing images and researching historical information to create The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book, which presents the story of Aboriginal resistance in a far-reaching format. With strong, plain language and evocative illustrations, The 500 Years of Resistance Comic Book documents the fighting spirit and ongoing resistance of Indigenous peoples through 500 years of genocide, massacres, torture, rape, displacement, and assimilation: a necessary antidote to the conventional history of the Americas.

Gord Hill is a member of the Kwakwaka'wakw nation on the Northwest Coast. An ariter, artist, and militant, he has been involved in Indigenous resistance, anti-colonial and anti-capitalist movements for many years, often using the pseudonym Zig Zag.

ABOUT JOHN HILL:

John Hill is a queer, Indigenous, working class poet and artist from Hamilton, Ontario. He is Oneida nation, Turtle clan from Six Nations of the Grand River. His poetry deals with colonization, queerness, anger, hope, and the enchantment which lies beneath the surface of so-called modern civilization.

Stay tuned for our Spring/Summer book club date in the coming months. The next selection will be Upton Sinclair's The Jungle.

For more information, contact Florencia Berinstein, Executive Director at (905) 522-3003 ex. 23 or florencia@wahc-museum.ca

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