Speaker’s Night with Libby Davies

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

Free. Books available to purchase.


“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.


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.