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Seeds of Fire: A People’s Chronology

Recalling events that happened on this day in history.
Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.

Compiled by Ulli Diemer

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November 20, 1967  
Approximately eighty University of Toronto students and faculty members initiate a sit-in at the University Placement Service, an employment service on campus. The demonstration is in opposition of on-campus recruitment by the Dow Chemical Company, the manufacturer of napalm, which is being used by the United States in Vietnam.
November 20, 1968  
Students at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, British Columbia, occupy the university’s administration offices.
Related Topics: Student Activism
November 20, 1969
Indians from 20 tribes, members of the group Indians of All Tribes (IAT), seize Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay, offering to buy the island from the federal government for $24 worth of beads. They are demanding fairness and respect for Native people; the occupation lasts for more than a year.
Related Topics: Aboriginal History
November 20 - 21, 1970  
200 - 300 women met at the University of Saskatoon in the first conference of the women's liberation movement in Canada.



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