Time: 11:00am call time – program to begin shortly after
Date: Sunday November 25, 2007
Place: SUCCESS Choi Hall, 28 W. Pender Street, Vancouver
As an NDP Member of Parliament, Margaret Mitchell inspired generations of women with her public stand against "wife beating" with her vocal support for women's equality. She spent 14 years in the Commons advocating for affordable housing, multiculturalism, and the rights of poor people. Ms Mitchell worked tirelessly on issues that are alive today, including redress for the Chinese Head Tax, and childcare. The Margaret Mitchell Fund for Women, which Ms. Mitchell established after her retirement, continues to support women's self-help projects and scholarships. Her book, No Laughing Matter: Adventure, Activism and Politics, is due shortly with proceeds of book sales to accrue to the fund.
The Head Tax Families Society of Canada is today's Canadians on a twenty-three year struggle for an inclusive redress with justice and honour for affected head tax families. Go to www.headtaxfamilies.org for more information.
Behind each certificate is at least one story. More often than not there are three or more. Join is here and in Behind the certificates pages for some of these stories.