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Sunday, April 15 • 12:10pm - 1:10pm
The Christie Pits Riot of 1933 in Toronto, Canada's Worst Race Riot

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The catalyst for the Toronto Christie Pits riot of August 16th, 1933 was a complex cocktail of events: the Great Depression, anti-semitism, the rise of Adolph Hitler & Nazism and xenophobic resentment of "foreigners" in Canada.

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Gordon Cherry

Gordon Cherry was born in Toronto and moved to Vancouver in 1974 with his wife Joyce to perform with the Vancouver Symphony, CBC Radio Orchestra & teach at UBC. He retired from full time work in 2009 but is still very busy as a publisher of music & performer, teacher.

Sunday April 15, 2018 12:10pm - 1:10pm PDT
Room G