Joan M. Roberts Collection

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Joan M. Roberts Collection

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Women's March Against Poverty - Marching
Image depicts participants mid-march. The City of York Women's Community banner is visible, as is a poster reading "TORONTO LOCAL CUPW SHAME!"

Women's March Against Poverty - March Stops at Old City Hall
Photograph depicts the march stopping at Old City Hall. Participants are holding signs and banners, their backs are mostly to the camera.

Women's March Against Poverty - Bread and Roses Trailer
Photograph depicts a Bread and Roses trailer and truck at the Women's March Against Poverty. The slogan on the truck reads: "Bread & Roses, Jobs & Justice". There is a City of Toronto police officer standing in the foreground.

Women's March Against Poverty - CUPW and City of York
Photograph depicts participants in the Women's March Against Poverty holding the City of York Women's Community's pink banner and a CUPW sign. The CUPW sign (likely) reads: "For Bread and Roses, Jobs and Justice".

Women's March Against Poverty - Making Noise
Photograph depicts women from the City of York Women's Community holding their pink banner and cymbals - ready to make some noise!

Women's March Against Poverty - 'Harris Brain has been cut!'
The photograph depicts City of York protestors marching while holding the pink 'City of York Women's Community' banner, and a homemade placard reading: "Harris brain has been cut!"

Women's March Against Poverty - City of York Women's Community
Photograph depicts members of the City of York Women's Committee waiting for the March Against Poverty with a pink banner.

Women's March Against Poverty - Gathering at Old City Hall
Photograph features Women's March Against Poverty participants gathering with signage and protest materials at City Hall. Posters and banners from the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) and Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) areā€¦

Day of Action City of York- Assembly Point
Photograph depicts the City of York-Etobicoke OSSTF members marching during the Day of Action.

Day of Action City of York - Entertainment at Rally
The Day of Action rally in Coronation Park even had entertainment! The photograph depicts musicians playing on a stage at the rally and a banner made by the City of York's Women's Community.

Day of Action City of York- Rally
The protest march ended in a rally at Coronation Park which is behind the Old City Hall for the City of York.

Day of Action City of York - Reassuring Police
Depicted are Katie McGovern and Julia Barnett two prominent local labour leaders reassuring Toronto police.

Day of Action City of York - Principal Organizer
This image depicts Joan Roberts. Joan was a Ward 4 councillor in the former City of York. She was a principal organizer and marshall of the Day of Action City of York event. In this image, Joan is wearing a pink marshall's hat.

Day of Action City of York - York Fights Back
This photograph depicts the crowd marching up Keele St and past the historic spot on the west side of Keele Street.

Day of Action City of York - Marching
Photograph depicts the City Of York protest march for the Day of Action on October 25, 1996. Image features Joan M. Roberts, the 'York Fights Back' banner, and the pink "City of York Women's Community" banner.
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