Join Libby Davies for the launch of Outside In, a political and personal memoir of her forty years of work at the intersection of politics and social movements. Featuring a conversation between Libby Davies and Kathleen Monk, with special guest Monia Mazigh. Hosted and supported by Octopus Books.
Thursday, May 30, 7 PM – 9 PM
251 Bank St., 2nd floor
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Libby Davies has worked steadfastly for social justice both inside parliament and out on the streets for more than four decades. At nineteen, Davies became a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. She went on to serve in municipal and then federal politics, advancing to the role of Deputy Leader of the New Democratic Party.
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. She illuminates the human strengths and foibles at the core of each issue, her own as well as those of her colleagues and activist allies. Davies’ astute political analysis offers an insider’s perspective that never loses touch with the people she fights alongside.
"Libby’s memoir isn’t only a personal journey of strength and resilience, but also an incredible story of a passionate social organizer who became one of the finest politicians in Canada. In today’s state of pathetic populism, Libby’s personal political account is an inspiration for citizens looking for real change."
– Monia Mazigh, author of Hope Has Two Daughters