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How To Make Change - with Libby Davies in support of African Grandmothers

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Libby Davies, a Canadian politician and social activist will discuss How To Make Change during a live, online fundraising event.

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Working steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets for more than four decades, Libby’s ongoing quest for change continues. At nineteen, she became a community organizer in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside and served as a City Councillor. In 1997, Libby entered federal politics as a Member of Parliament for Vancouver East and later became Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party. In 2016, she was honoured with a Membership to the Order of Canada. Her recent book, “Outside In : A Political Memoir,” offers an insider’s perspective that never loses touch with the people she fights alongside. Davies looks back on her remarkable life and career with candid humour and heart-rending honesty. She addresses the challenges of her work on homelessness, sex workers' rights, and ending drug prohibition. Read more about Libby's book or purchase it here: https://btlbooks.com/book/outside-in or at your favourite independent bookstore.

Libby will share her insights and experiences as she addresses questions such as: How do we bring about the changes we want? How do we influence the political agenda to make it work for us? Questions are welcome and can be submitted at the time of registration or in the live format on January 24th. Register before January 13th and be entered to win a copy of Libby's book.

VanGogos and other Grandmothers Groups across the nation continue with resolute determination to support our sister African grandmothers in their work to turn the tide of AIDS and HIV in their communities. We know that the expertise, knowledge and depth of care required to accomplish this lies with over 325 grassroots, community-based organizations in 15 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. These organizations are lifelines for their communities as they strive to raise a generation of grandchildren orphaned by AIDS..

Donations to this event are immensely appreciated! Your contribution will ensure that these vital programs will be sustainable as our African partners deal with two simultaneous pandemics. Donations of $20 or more will receive a tax receipt directly from the Stephen Lewis Foundation. https://slf.akaraisin.com/ui/grandmotherspledges2021/p/25f4d26e4be847e89d3bf6f346e0b7f6

The event is live via Zoom on January 24th but will be available to view until February 14th, 2021.

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