A Knapsack full of dreams launch

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 19:00

Another Story Bookshop presents the Toronto launch of

A Knapsack Full of Dreams: Memoirs of a Street Nurse by Cathy Crowe

Tuesday, August 27th @7pm
Eastminster United Church - Auditorium
310 Danforth Avenue (at Chester)
Free- all welcome

Featuring a reading with Cathy Crowe and interview with Anna Willats

In A Knapsack Full of Dreams, Cathy Crowe details her lifelong commitment as a nurse and social justice activist—particularly her thirty years as a Street Nurse—with passion, grace, and fortitude. Presented through the lens of someone dedicated to the power and beauty of film, A Knapsack Full of Dreams will move you, then inspire you to act.​

"A Knapsack Full of Dreams chronicles the heartbreaks, intimate conversations, and the indomitable spirit of one of Canada’s greatest homelessness advocates. Cathy Crowe is a truth seeker and speaker. Read this book to understand what it truly means to never give up on the dreams of pursuing a just world—no matter what the personal cost.”
-Kristyn Wong-Tam

Co-sponsored by rabble.ca

Produced with the support of the City of Toronto through the Toronto Arts Council.

Eastminster United Church - Auditorium
310 Danforth Avenue (at Chester)
Toronto , ON
Ontario CA

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