Lena Horne died this week at the age of 92. More than just a brilliant singer and actress, she was a pioneering civil rights activist, breaking racial barriers for generations of African-Americans who have followed her. She fought segregation and McCarthyism, was blacklisted, yet persisted to gain worldwide fame and success. Her grandmother signed her up as the youngest member of the NAACP as a 14-month-old.
Hers is the story of the 20th century, of the slow march to racial equality, and of remarkable perseverance.
In honour of International Women's Day, Vireo Research is hosting a screening of MissRepresentation - a documentary on how women are misrepresented in the media, and the subsequent impact on young women. You can view the trailer here: https://vimeo.com/42433365
Tickets are available now: http://vireomissrepresentation.eventbrite.ca/ or purchase at the door.
All proceeds will be donated to Plan Canada's initiative, Because I am a Girl.
We hope to see you there!
Continuing their Southern Ontario tour in Toronto, the Queens of Inappropriate will bring their adorable awkwardness to bear in a spoken word show that explores the many facets of female sexuality from a personal, political, tear- and laughter-inducing perspective.