Podcast: A political life: from grassroots to parliament — with Libby Davies

Episode 16 features Libby Davies, an activist and former Member of Parliament for Vancouver East. Libby spent the past four decades advocating for the Downtown Eastside community as a grassroots organizer, and an elected representative at the municipal and federal levels. She was also the first publicly out woman to be elected to parliament in Canada. SFU’s Melissa Roach and Jamie-Leigh Gonzales interview Libby about her newly released memoir, “Outside In”, covering her early days of community organizing, her experiences as a woman in politics, and representing her community’s concerns in Ottawa. Libby will be launching her memoir at SFU on May 22 at 7pm, where she will be joined in conversation by Christine Boyle, Karen Ward, Rodney Watson, and Am Johal. Register to attend here: http://at.sfu.ca/XXipjS. Read more about “Outside In: A Political Memoir” here: https://libbydavies.ca/ https://www.straight.com/life/1231686/libby-daviess-memoir-outside-tells-grassroots-story-her-journey-downtown-eastside