OWN’s Equality Day program, Sun., Apr. 17

OWN Invites you to join us on Sun., Apr. 17, 2011 to celebrate EQUALITY DAY and view a new film, Constitute!, followed by a panel of participants at this historic event — Janice Tait, Linda Palmer Nye, and Jeanne Rowles.  Doors open at 1:30, movie starts at 2:00 pm. at OWN Housing Co-op, 115 The Esplanade. Donations accepted at the door; PWYC suggested donation $10.

Constitute! tells, through interviews and recollection, the memorable story of the hundreds of Canadian women who came together spontaneously and convened a history-making conference in Ottawa. Their aim was to ensure that women’s rights were entrenched in the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. In spite of political indifference, they succeeded, and we have benefitted from this protection ever since.  Erin and Mary suggest a good discussion of these events to read beforehand.  Click for flyer (pdf).