Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics - Book Event

Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics -  Book Event
March 18th, 2014 at 7:00 pm
St. Thomas More College Room 344 Saskatoon

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Ottawa-based author, Graeme Truelove, speaks about his new biography on former NDP Member of Parliament, Svend Robinson.

This free event will also include remarks from local environmentalist Peter Prebble about Robinson's environmental work over many years including his participation in protests at Clayoquot Sound and Haida Gwai. We will also hear about Robinson's advocacy on LGBTQ rights issues over his years in politics, including his experience as the first openly gay MP in Canada. Copies of Truelove’s book will be available for sale and light refreshments will be served following the event.
Svend Robinson made a mark in Canadian politics, both in the courage he showed in taking on important human rights, environmental and foreign policy issues, as well as in the tactics he used. He risked arrest on several occasions in the bold stands he took. As Jack Layton once said, "Svend Robinson was engaging in Direct Action before anyone had even coined the term." Come out and learn more about Robinson's life and legacy!

Special thanks to the University of Saskatchewan Department of Political Studies and Turning the Tide Bookstore for sponsoring this event.
Information about the book event in Regina on March 17th:

Read a review of the book by Judy Rebick here:
RSVP to the event on Facebook here:https://www.facebook.com/events/521931451251480/

For more information about this event, please contact:Tracey Mitchell at 306-244-4955 or facilitrace@gmail.com

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