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Huronia Transition Homes Launches Women’s Speaker Series with Activist, Author Judy Rebick

judyrebickToday, we are excited to announce that Judy Rebick will be launching Huronia Transition Homes (HTH) Women’s Speaker Series in September at the Midland Cultural Centre. Rebick is the founder of Rabble.ca, a well-known feminist social justice advocate and author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political, Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution and Occupy This. She is a regular on CBC Radio Q’s media panel and, in the 1990s, Rebick hosted two national TV shows on CBC. She is the former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, and lends her considerable expertise to Fair Vote Canada and Alternatives, a Quebec-based NGO.

In the spirit of challenging the status quo, exposing systemic barriers and espousing the principles of equity and inclusion, the  woman’s speaker series will feature four events running through June 2015 to mark HTH serving women in our community for thirty years . We hope that the series will deliver inspirational, challenging and controversial dialogue that will enrich the lives of women and our whole community.

On September 11, Rebick will share insights and discoveries from her political and publishing life and champion new ways of achieving goals by emphasizing co-operation and consensus over confrontation and partisanship.

In a telephone conversation with HTH Rebick said, “Activism does not just mean protesting or joining organizations. It also means living your life differently.” She noted that if she has learned one thing in her life it’s that anger might help fuel change, but it’s love and compassion that creates the change we want.

“Whether at work, at school or at home, you can change the world by practicing compassion and equality,” said Rebick.

We are thrilled to bring Rebick’s innovative thinking to our community. If you are a Rebick fan, feminist fanatic, or just a curious community member on the hunt for inspiration, we hope you will join us in welcoming the launch of our series with some social buzz:

 

 

Event details:

HTH Women’s Speaker Series

Judy Rebick “Transforming Power”

Midland Cultural Centre

September 11, 2014

7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)

 

Purchase tickets at:

La maison Rosewood $20 Adult/$12.00 Student

Call 705-526-3221ext. 226

Midland Cultural Centre: $22.00 Adult/$13.20 Student

Go to www.midlandculturalcentre.com

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