Come on Feb. 24 to be both inspired and provoked, engaged and enraged by that tireless fighter against injustice, Michele Landsberg. Hamilton’s Grandmothers of Steel and Dr. Karen Balcom, of McMaster’s Faculty of Humanities and Program in Gender Studies and Feminist Research, are bringing this iconic Canadian journalist and social justice activist to McMaster.
Michele Landsberg confronts the issues that matter. Articulate and persuasive, the award-winning former Toronto Star columnist fearlessly advocates for women and children. She attacks oppressive power structures and champions the cause of human rights, gender equality, peace and pluralism.
Grandmothers of Steel raise funds and awareness for African grandmothers at the front line of the HIV/AIDS pandemic. All proceeds from this event will go through the Stephen Lewis Foundation to grassroots projects in sub-Saharan Africa helping to turn the tide of HIV/AIDS. Like Michele Landsberg’s columns, these projects have clout.
Lecture entitled Feminism Forward
Co-sponsored by Grandmothers of Steel and McMaster University’s Faculty of Humanities and Program in Gender Studies and Feminist Research
Michael DeGroote Centre for Learning and Discovery (MDCL), Lecture Hall 1305, McMaster University
Friday, February 24, 2012
6:30 – 7:30 Marketplace (cash or cheques only)
7:30 Michele Landsberg – ‘Feminism Forward’
Q & A and book signing to follow
Enter McMaster campus from Main St. entrance and park in Lot I.
Free parking pass issued upon entering parking lot.
Free disabled parking in front of MDCL; enter campus from Sterling Street.