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Book Reading

September 23 - 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT

We Need to Do This: A History of the Women’s Shelter Movement in Alberta and the Alberta Council of Women’s Shelters

Alberta Culture Days Event

“This book debunks the tired stereotype of Alberta as a redneck bastion of oil workers and cowboys….Alberta’s shelter network is a living testament to the perseverance, drive, and compassion of its women.”– Margo Goodhand, author of Runaway Wives and Rogue Feminists: The origins of the women’s shelter movement in Canada

Join us on September 23 for a public book-reading event! Author Alexandra Zabjek will be reading from the soon-to-be-released book on the history of the women’s shelters in Alberta and speaking about her experience researching it. We Need to Do This features the women leaders of Alberta’s shelters, who were advocates of women’s rights, and the communities that embraced and supported the shelters. It’s a testament to the changes, challenges, and triumphs of Alberta’s women’s shelters.

The book reading is part of our Annual General Meeting activities and is open to the public.

Thank you to Alberta Culture Days and the Government of Alberta for sponsoring this event.


September 23
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm MDT
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