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Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag

On Wednesday October 19, 2016, The Riley Lectures presented Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag, a prominent historian of Canada. Dr. Strong-Boag is Professor Emerita in UBC’s Institute for Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice, and Director of the Pro-democracy website womensuffrage.org.

On Thursday, October 20, 2016Dr. Strong-Boag also presented at Winnipeg's Millennium Library in the Carol Shields Auditorium for a Lecture titled "Only the Brave: Respect and Suffrage in Women’s Struggle for Canadian Democracy."

Democracy requires the exposure of injustice. This talk by Dr. Veronica Strong-Boag explores how seven woman demanded the respect for human rights that prepared the ground for women’s suffrage victories in Manitoba and Canada.

These woman included Catherine Sutton/Nahneebahweequa, Mary Ann Shadd Cory, Emily Howard Jenning Stowe, Katie McVicar, Emily Pauline Johnson/Tekahionwake, Edith Maud Eaton/Sui Sin Far, Nellie L. McClung. 

The Riley Lectures - In Canadian History