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40 years of books without bosses, 1977-2017

Events

  • Speaker’s Night with Libby Davies

    114 Market Avenue, Winnipeg, MB

    Join activist and politician Libby Davies for the launch of her memoir, Outside In, sponsored by Equal Voice Manitoba.

    Free. Books available to purchase.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    “In a time of peak cynicism about the political class, Libby has always been the exception. For decades, she has been a human bridge between the passions of activism and the pragmatism of the electoral sphere. It is no surprise then, that this book is quintessential Libby: principled and brave, full of energy and generosity.” – Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

    For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets. 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.

    Looking back on her remarkable life and career with humour and honesty, Davies addresses the challenges of her work against homelessness, championing sex workers’ rights, and ending drug prohibition. With candid reflections on her own work and those of her colleagues and activist allies, she illuminates the humanity at the core of each issue. Davies’ 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 political and social change.

    ABOUT LIBBY DAVIES

    Libby Davies is a Canadian politician from British Columbia. She moved to Vancouver in 1968 and served as a city councillor from 1982 to 1993, then represented the federal riding of Vancouver East from 1997 to 2015 under the New Democratic Party banner. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016 and is Canada’s first openly lesbian MP.

  • Outside In: Libby Davies Book Launch (Ottawa)

    25OneCommunity 251 Bank Street, 2nd floor, Ottawa, ON

    Join activist and politician Libby Davies for the launch of her memoir, Outside In, featuring a conversation between Libby Davies and Kathleen Monk, with remarks from Monia Mazigh. Hosted and supported by Octopus Books.

    FREE entry, with books available to purchase.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    “In a time of peak cynicism about the political class, Libby has always been the exception. For decades, she has been a human bridge between the passions of activism and the pragmatism of the electoral sphere. It is no surprise then, that this book is quintessential Libby: principled and brave, full of energy and generosity.” – Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

    For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets. 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.

    Looking back on her remarkable life and career with humour and honesty, Davies addresses the challenges of her work against homelessness, championing sex workers’ rights, and ending drug prohibition. With candid reflections on her own work and those of her colleagues and activist allies, she illuminates the humanity at the core of each issue. Davies’ 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 political and social change.

    ABOUT LIBBY DAVIES

    Libby Davies is a Canadian politician from British Columbia. She moved to Vancouver in 1968 and served as a city councillor from 1982 to 1993, then represented the federal riding of Vancouver East from 1997 to 2015 under the New Democratic Party banner. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016 and is Canada’s first openly lesbian MP.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/402797627169241/

  • Anu Taranath - Beyond Guilt Trips June 5 @ Third Place Books

    Third Place Books, 17171 Bothell Way NE, #A101, Washington, DC

    In Beyond Guilt Trips: Mindful Travel in an Unequal World, storyteller Anu Taranath unpacks our baggage about who we are, where we come from, and how much we have. With engaging personal travel stories and thought-provoking questions, she provides us with tools to grapple with our discomfort and navigate differences with accountability and connection.

    Dr. Anu Taranath brings both passion and expertise to her work as a speaker, facilitator and educator. A professor at the University of Washington, she teaches about global literatures, race and equity. A four-time member of Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau, she has also received Seattle Weekly’s “Best of Seattle” recognition, the UW’s Distinguished Teaching Award, and multiple US Fulbright Fellowships to work abroad. As a racial equity consultant, Dr. Anu deepens people’s comfort with uncomfortable topics. More at www.anutaranath.com

    https://www.thirdplacebooks.com/event/anu-taranath-beyond-guilt-trips

  • Outside In: Libby Davies Book Launch (Hamilton)

    New Vision United Church, 24 Main St West, Hamilton, ON

    Join activist and politician Libby Davies for the launch of her memoir, Outside In.

    Free. Books available to purchase.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    “In a time of peak cynicism about the political class, Libby has always been the exception. For decades, she has been a human bridge between the passions of activism and the pragmatism of the electoral sphere. It is no surprise then, that this book is quintessential Libby: principled and brave, full of energy and generosity.” – Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

    For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets. 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.

    Looking back on her remarkable life and career with humour and honesty, Davies addresses the challenges of her work against homelessness, championing sex workers’ rights, and ending drug prohibition. With candid reflections on her own work and those of her colleagues and activist allies, she illuminates the humanity at the core of each issue. Davies’ 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 political and social change.

    ABOUT LIBBY DAVIES

    Libby Davies is a Canadian politician from British Columbia. She moved to Vancouver in 1968 and served as a city councillor from 1982 to 1993, then represented the federal riding of Vancouver East from 1997 to 2015 under the New Democratic Party banner. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016 and is Canada’s first openly lesbian MP.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/2196656233997845/

  • Outside In: Libby Davies Book Launch (Mississauga)

    Palestine House, 3195 Erindale Station Rd, Mississauga, ON

    Join activist and politician Libby Davies for the launch of her memoir, Outside In, sponsored by Palestine House.

    Free. Books available to purchase.

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    “In a time of peak cynicism about the political class, Libby has always been the exception. For decades, she has been a human bridge between the passions of activism and the pragmatism of the electoral sphere. It is no surprise then, that this book is quintessential Libby: principled and brave, full of energy and generosity.” – Naomi Klein, author of This Changes Everything

    For more than four decades, Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets. 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.

    Looking back on her remarkable life and career with humour and honesty, Davies addresses the challenges of her work against homelessness, championing sex workers’ rights, and ending drug prohibition. With candid reflections on her own work and those of her colleagues and activist allies, she illuminates the humanity at the core of each issue. Davies’ 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 political and social change.

    ABOUT LIBBY DAVIES

    Libby Davies is a Canadian politician from British Columbia. She moved to Vancouver in 1968 and served as a city councillor from 1982 to 1993, then represented the federal riding of Vancouver East from 1997 to 2015 under the New Democratic Party banner. She was named a Member of the Order of Canada in 2016 and is Canada’s first openly lesbian MP.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/394827527912765/

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