Olivia Chow in conversation with Kathryn Gretsinger
Vancouver Writers Fest & HarperCollinsCanada Ltd. present
Olivia Chow—Member of Parliament, seasoned politician and widow of former New Democratic Party leader Jack Layton—tells her story in her candid new memoir, My Journey.
When she was thirteen, Olivia's middle-class family moved from Hong Kong to Toronto, but the transition was difficult. A rebellious yet playful child, Olivia discovered self-discipline and became an excellent student, studying fine art and philosophy at university. After graduating, she was driven by a desire to achieve social change. She became an activist and launched her political career, becoming the first Asian woman to hold the position of Toronto city councillor. In the mid-1980s, Olivia met Jack Layton and together they forged a strong vision for a better country. Discover what drives Olivia Chow, the influences and events that have shaped her life, and how she is continuing her quest after losing her partner in life and politics.
Sponsored by Vancity.
How to find us at this event: Rob.Zeeee will be holding a small sign at the door.
Feb 7th, 2014
Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright Street, Granville Island