On Friday, May 8th, Second Story Press and Octopus Books present a virtual book launch for The Abortion Caravan, featuring a video with author Karin Wells describing what happened when women's rights activists from Vancouver reached Ottawa in 1970.
50 years ago this spring, seventeen women set out from Vancouver in a big yellow convertible, a Volkswagen bus, and a pickup truck. They called it the Abortion Caravan. 3000 miles later, they occupied the Prime Minister’s front lawn, led a rally of 500 women on Parliament Hill, chained themselves to their chairs in the visitors’ galleries, and shut down the House of Commons.
Karin Wells is best known as a CBC radio documentary maker and is a three time recipient of the Canadian Association of Journalists documentary award. Her work has been heard on radio networks around the world and has been recognized by the United Nations. She is also a lawyer and in 2011 was inducted into the University of Ottawa’s Common Law Honour Society. She lives in Southern Ontario.
For more information about The Abortion Caravan, visit the Second Story Press website.
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