Vancouver writer Michael Barnholden is the author of Gabriel Dumont Speaks (Talon Books 1993), On The Ropes (Coach House Books 1997) and Reading the Riot Act: A Brief History of Riots in Vancouver (Anvil Press 2005). He is currently the managing editor of West Coast Line.
If you don’t riot, you can’t complain
June 24, 2006
June 24 and July 22
This walk will include sites of the anti-Asiatic Riot of 1907 from Hastings and
Westminster (now Main) through Chinatown’s Market, Shanghai and Canton
Alleys, then through Nihon Bachi or “Little Yokohama” along Powell Street; the Free Speech riots of 1912 when police attacked Wobblies (Industrial Workers of the World) in the Powell Street grounds; and Maple Tree Square, site of the infamous 1971 Police Riot also known as the Gastown Riot.
Meet at Artspeak at 2pm.