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Toronto book launch “Shameless: The Fight for Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son”

  • March 12th, 2015, 6:00pm–8:00pm
  • Women's Art Association of Canada, 23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada (map)

Join us for the Toronto launch of Shameless:// The Fight For Adoption Disclosure and the Search for My Son By Marilyn Churley, former Toronto City Councillor and Former Member of Provincial Parliament. Introductory remarks by Olivia Chow

“Part memoir, part activist’s handbook, part feminist analysis of 1960s societal mores, Churley’s book is wholly wonderful.” – Catherine Porter, columnist Toronto Star

“Her astonishing life journey—from hippie teenager to cabinet minister—was propelled by a passionate secret that Marilyn Churley had to hide in a cruelly sexist Canada. In a remarkable twist of fate, she became the poised woman who changed the very law that had tormented her for decades, an act that brought her full circle to a joyous fulfillment.” – Michele Landsberg, journalist and author

Shameless is a fantastic book. Marilyn’s story reflects a similar journey that both myself and my birth mother, Joni Mitchell, experienced and the joy we felt when we reunited. Secrecy was so entrenched that it took years just to get a piece of paper that didn’t even have her name on it. Because of the changes in adoption disclosure laws, people can now get the information they need to search. Thanks Marilyn!” – Kilauren Gibb (Little Green), adoptee and artist

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