Transforming Power - Rebick Presentation at Acadia

Judy Rebick
Judy Rebick

Canadian journalist, social justice activist, and feminist, Judy Rebick will be giving a public talk on “Transforming Power: The Role Feminism can Play in the Face of a Right Wing Government” at Acadia University on Friday, November 4, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Theatre Festival (ATF), Main Street, Wolfville.

Judy Rebick is a well-known social justice activist, writer, educator and speaker.  She is the founding publisher of, Canada’s most popular independent online news source, where she continues to blog and podcast on the site. She is perhaps best known to Canadians as a former president of the National Action Committee on the Status of Women, Canada’s largest women’s group. During the 1990s, Judy was the host of two national TV show on CBC Newsworld.  She is a frequent commentator on CBC radio and television, including being a regular on the media panel for Q with Jian Ghomeshi.

Judy has been a lifelong activist.  She most recently helped to lead a fight against the intense police repression during the G20 in Toronto. Judy has just stepped down after eight years as the CAW Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University.

Her latest book is Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political. Her other books include Ten Thousand Roses: The Making of a Feminist Revolution (Penguin 2005) and Imagine Democracy (Douglas and McIntyre 2000). She is currently working on a memoir of her life in the 1960s.

This talk is sponsored by the Acadia University Faculty Association Women’s Committee; the program in Women’s and Gender Studies; the Departments of Sociology, Political Science, and History; B. Trofanenko, CRC; The Faculty of Professional Studies; and the Faculty of Arts Lectureship Fund.

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