Librairie Drawn & Quarterly presents
GLORIA STEINEM launches MY LIFE ON THE ROAD
in conversation with CBC's JEANETTE KELLY
Tuesday, December 1st
The Rialto Theatre (5723 Av du Parc)
doors: 17:30 event:19:00
Please note that there will be no public signing .We will have pre-signed books available for purchase and signed bookplates for any copies of MY LIFE ON THE ROAD previously purchased at the Librairie.
Ok, we've been fortunate, we've hosted some amazing events with some bonafide legends but check this out: GLORIA STEINEM!
Yes, that's right, the legendary activist, author and feminist icon will be here for one night at the beautiful and historic Rialto Theatre in the heart of Mile End...and the occasion? The launch of her newest memoir MY LIFE ON THE ROAD the moving, funny, and profound story of Gloria’s growth and also the growth of a revolutionary movement for equality—and the story of how surprising encounters on the road shaped both. From her first experience of social activism among women in India to her work as a journalist in the 1960s; from the whirlwind of political campaigns to the founding of Ms. magazine; from the historic 1977 National Women’s Conference to her travels through Indian Country—a lifetime spent on the road allowed Gloria to listen and connect deeply with people, to understand that context is everything, and to become part of a movement that would change the world.
Rarely do women have the opportunity to travel as Steinem has done—living a life full of radical adventure. Everywhere she goes, she carries with her the vitality of democracy, of freedom for women and men, and her profound love of justice.
A personal, beautiful look at the deceptively radical act of travel and how it formed one of our most important voices for human rights . . . By delving deeper into her own thrilling story, Steinem shows us that we all have a fighter inside us.
...and check out this recent profile of Steinem in the New Yorker by Jane Kramer!
Joining Steinem in conversation will be friend of Librairie D+Q, everyone’s favourite CBC journalist, Cinq à Six host Jeanette Kelly! We love Jeanette and are very happy to have her with us for this incredible evening as well.