Between the Lines

Between the Lines

40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017

Outside In

A Political Memoir

By Libby Davies  

Outside In

$26.95 – Available for purchase on May 10th, 2019

For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice. She became a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside at the age of nineteen, later became active in Vancouver municipal politics, and eventually worked her way to become Deputy Leader of the federal New Democratic Party.

Davies lays bare the challenges she has faced with candid reflections on her experience as both an insider in the established political world and an outsider working in the activist community on controversial issues such as homelessness, sex workers’ rights, and ending drug prohibition. Part memoir, part analysis of the political process, Davies’s forty years of work at the intersection of the political process and social movements is both inspirational and comforting for anyone interested in getting involved in the politics and activism today.

  • Paperback / softback, 320 pages
  • ISBN 9781771134453
  • Coming May 2019

Table of Contents

Prologue
Chapter 1 Organize, Organize, Organize
Chapter 2 Jumping The Wall
Chapter 3 Getting into Politics
Chapter 4 Endings, Beginnings
Chapter 5 Off to Ottawa
Chapter 6 Digging In
Chapter 7 Coming Out
Chapter 8 Sex Worker Rights
Chapter 9 My Seat Mate Jack Layton
Chapter 10 Conservative Minority Parliament
Chapter 11 2008-2009 Coalition
Chapter 12 A Rocky Road
Chapter 13 The Closer You Get
Chapter 14 The Long Haul
Chapter 15 2015 Federal Election - Back to Third
Chapter 16 Hope For the Future
Epilogue

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