24 June 2021
Thank you very much to everyone who came to the opening of Our Struggle – The History of the Workers’ Movement in Vesterålen and made it a feast day! Thanks to LO Vesterålen, who had the idea for it all, to the deputy leader of the LO, Roger Heimli, who opened the exhibition, to the band Kul Effekt and Sigrid Randers-Pehrson, who played and sang beautiful versions of old battle songs, to Victoria Høybakk from AUF and deputy mayor Tove Mette Bjørkmo, who told about the consequences of 22 July, Emil Pedersen from Digital Talents – Knowledge Training It and Marius Remen-Hansen who together with the museum presented the digital game , and not least our supporters who have funded the exhibition: LO in Vesterålen, Lo in Norway, The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions Nordre Nordland and Sør-Troms, The Norwegian Food and Beverage Workers’ Union – NNN dept. 79 Vesterålen, Fagforbundet Andøy avd 290, Fagforbundet Bø, dept. 367, Fagforbundet Øksnes, dec. 134, Nordland Fylkes Fiskarlag, Sortland municipality, Samfunnsløftet, NAV, Forskningsdagene and Museum Nord. A special thank you to those portrayed in Our Struggle, Ulf Johansen, Sonja Alice Steen, Evy Martinsen, as well as family and bereaved families of Jens Olai Steffensen, Arne Pettersen, Nils Olsen and Ruth Iversen, many of whom traveled both briefly and far to be present today! We were very pleased that you came!