Bonnie Robichaud’s memoir It Should Be Easy to Fix tells a story which begins in the late 1970s, set a landmark legal precedent at the Supreme Court of Canada about workplace sexual harassment, and remains relevant in the Department of National Defence and workplaces all over.
Join us to celebrate the launch of this powerful book with author Bonnie Robichaud, in conversation with special guests Julie S. Lalonde and Julie Macfarlane.
Appoximately 75 mins, including Q & A.
Intro remarks from Penny Bertrand with the Workers’ History Museum, and Cindy Viau and Mélisande Masson with the Groupe d’aide et d’information sur le harcèlement sexuel au travail de la province de Québec (GAIHST, tr: Help and Information Center On Sexual Harassment in the Workplace).
Bonnie Robichaud, author of It Should Be Easy to Fix, is a married mother of five who didn’t give up her fight against the sexual harassment she was experiencing working at the Department of National Defence in North Bay. The first there to raise her voice and not back down, she took her fight all the way to the Supreme Court of Canada and won in 1987, setting a legal precedent in Canada that employers are responsible for maintaining respectful and harassment-free workplaces. She has continued her feminist and labour advocacy since.
Julie Macfarlane, author of Going Public: A Survivor’s Journey from Grief to Action, is Distinguished Professor Emerita of law at the University of Windsor. She is an experienced mediator, facilitator, and conflict resolution educator. She is a co-founder of the Can’t Buy My Silence campaign to ban non-disclosure agreements.
Julie S. Lalonde, author of Resilience is Futile: the Life and Death and Life of Julie S. Lalonde, is an internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator. Julie works with various feminist organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence engaging bystanders and building communities of support.