Christie Pits, graphic novel

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Christie Pits, graphic novel

The author of this graphic novel is from Manitoba, but of course this is a Toronto story.  Torontonian and GTA friends, you're in time for the launch there!

Congregation Beth Tzedec

1700 Bathurst St

Sunday, March 31, 2019

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

"A gritty ride through Toronto’s immigrant neighbourhoods, Christie Pits tells the incredible true story of when young Jewish and Italian immigrants squared off against Nazi-inspired thugs on the streets of Toronto. This is the history of a gruff and unrecognizable Canada— one of ‘swastika clubs’ and public bigotry. A homemade swastika flag flown at a public baseball game was the spark that found tinder in these untenable and hateful conditions. What followed was the worst race riot in Canadian history. Archival research and first-hand interviews lend historical depth to an unknown story of resistance against hatred in uncertain times."