Welcome to the era of the Revolution as viewed through the lens of the Women’s Movement. A time of human rights and social change. Flower Power!
- This was the beginning of the technological age. There was a space race and man was on the moon. Pictures of earth, the blue marble - were flooding into our living rooms.
- Expo 67 - Man and his World, invited the whole world to Montreal to take part and learn.
- Capitalism was alive and well.
- Dr. Martin Luther King was leading the Civil Rights Movement in the US, however thousands marched in Montreal supporting the cause.
- Vietnam was in full swing.
- There was a smorgasbord of voices emerging for social change; Women’s Rights, Civil Rights, Anti-Nuclear, Global issues and Global politics.
- The time of the US Great Inflation
- Music was new and exciting and was the background for the time. Bellbottoms were in.
- It was peace and love. Kitsilano was the place to be. Sits Ins and protests were being organized.
- Psychedelic! and Groovy! Were the coined phrases of the time, among others!
- Miniskirts were in.
- Boomers were coming of age and rebelling against the system was the scene, mannnnnn!
- Rene Levesque was on the political scene in Quebec voicing separatism and affecting Canada’s image.
- Pierre Trudeau in power, FLQ, riots in the streets and tanks rolling down the streets of Montreal
- Increased social programs, multicultural awareness and care for humankind were on people’s minds.
- World trade rose 7% annually into the mid-1970’s
- In the early 80s the recession hit and unemployment was high.
- Personal computers appeared on our desks.
- Iran/Iraq War was playing out on TV before our eyes.
- Vancouver prepared for Expo 86.