NOW Talks with Sally Armstrong

NOW Talks with Sally Armstrong

Original event page can be found here.

Join NOW Senior Entertainment editor, author and feminist commentator Susan G. Cole in conversation with the celebrated and accomplished Sally Armstrong.

Armstrong is an Amnesty International award winner, a member of the Order of Canada, holder of 7 honourary degrees, a teacher, journalist, human rights activist, and contributor to Maclean’s, Chatelaine and the CBC. She is a member of the International Women’s Commission, a UN body that consists of 20 Palestinian women, 20 Israeli women, and 12 internationals whose mandate is assisting with the path to peace in the Middle East.

Armstrong’s newest book, Ascent of Women (Random House, release date March 5th), is about the final frontier for women: having control over your own body, whether in zones of conflict, in rural villages, on university campuses or in your own kitchen. Recent studies by economists such as Jeffrey Sachs and social scientists such as Isobel Coleman claim that women who gain such control—who are not oppressed—are the key to economic justice and the end to violence in developing countries around the world.

“As the spotlight intensifies on women around the world – from Tahrir square in Egypt to a public bus in India to our own native chiefs – I can’t wait to talk to one of the world’s most astute observers of the female condition.” – Susan G. Cole, NOW Senior Entertainment editor, author and feminist commentator

Where: Drake Underground

When: Wed, Mar 6, 2013 @ 7 pm (doors open 6:15, event ends 9 pm)

Tickets: $17 (HST included) + 2% ticket service charge. To purchase, click here.

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