March 9, 2005: Ten Thousand Roses: a free lecture with Judy Rebick

      FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
      March 9, 2005
      Contact: Jeanne Mikita
      Tel: 604.986.1911, local 2328

      (NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.)—The Women’s Studies department at Capilano College presents publisher, author and former CBC Newsworld host, Judy Rebick, on Wednesday, March 16 at 12:30 p.m. in the Library building, room 322. Rebick will speak about her new book, a history of feminism in Canada, called Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution. Admission is free. The College is located at 2055 Purcell Way in North Vancouver.

      Ten Thousand Roses tells the extraordinary stories of the modern day women’s movement. Judy will also talk about the history of the women’s movement in B.C., including the first rape crisis centres, feminist union organizing, and the struggle of women of colour against racism.

      Judy Rebick is the CAW-Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University in Toronto. She is the publisher of rabble.ca, Canada’s most popular progressive online publication, and the author of several books. For most the 1990s, Rebick was the host of a national TV show on CBC Newsworld. Previously, she was president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canada’s largest women’s group.

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