In Celebration of Women’s History Month: Story and Songs about the Match Girls / les allumettières, who engaged in the earliest strikes by women in Quebec in 1919 and 1924 against meagre pay and horrible working conditions making matches for E. B. Eddy.
Story: Ruth Stewart-Verger, Ottawa StoryTellers, tells the story in English of the Match Girls and one of the first Quebec women strike leaders, Donalda Charron
Songs: Maura Volante – French and English songs about working, accompanied by Marie Deziel
Date: October 16, 2014, 7:30 p.m. / doors open 7:00 p.m.
Location: 25One Community, 251 Bank Street, 2nd floor
A fundraising event sponsored by the Workers’ History Museum. Cash bar.
|Nous, les allumettièresOn s’est battues contre la misère
Prenez la leçon de vos mères
Et soyez solidaires
(Les Allumetières Paroles: Chantal Berniquez et Luc Villemaire; Musique Luc Villemaire)
|We the match girlsFought against misery
Learn the lessons of your mothers
And maintain solidarity
(Les Allumetières Lyrics: Chantal Berniquez and Luc Villemaire; Music: Luc Villemaire)