rabble.ca is proud to join Between The Lines, Another Story Book Shop to host the national launch of "Outside In", a political memoir by Libby Davies. Join Libby Davies in conversation with Judy Rebick and Min Sook Lee for this special event on May 15 at the Centre for Social Innovation, 192 Spadina Avenue, at 7PM. This event is FREE. Books will be available for sale at the event.
Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets for more than four decades. At nineteen, Davies became a community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. She went on to serve in municipal and then federal politics, advancing to the role of Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party.
Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets for more than four decades. At nineteen, Davies became a community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. She went on to serve in municipal and then federal politics, advancing to the role of Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party. Davies looks back on her remarkable life and career with candid humour and heart-rending honesty. She addresses the challenges of her work on homelessness, sex workers' rights, and ending drug prohibition. She illuminates the human strengths and foibles at the core of each issue, her own as well as those of her colleagues and activist allies. Davies's astute political analysis offers an insider's perspective that never loses touch with the people she fights alongside.
Outside In is both a political and personal memoir of Davies' forty years of work at the intersection of politics and social movements.
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