Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997
Christ Church Cathedral414 Sparks St.
1:30pm

Power Shift

with Sally Armstrong
Hosted by CBC's Judy Trinh

Power Shift

with Sally Armstrong
Hosted by CBC's Judy Trinh
26
Saturday
Oct
1:30pm
Christ Church Cathedral
414 Sparks St.
Sally Armstrong
In Power Shift: The Longest Revolution, her 2019 CBC Massey Lectures, award-winning author, journalist, and human rights activist Sally Armstrong illustrates how the status of the female half of humanity is crucial to our collective surviving and thriving. 
 
Drawing on anthropology, social science, literature, politics, and economics, she examines the many beginnings of the role of women in society, and the evolutionary revisions over millennia in the realms of sex, religion, custom, culture, politics, and economics. What ultimately comes to light is that gender inequality comes at too high a cost to us all.
 
The facts are indisputable. When women get even a bit of education, the whole of society improves. When they get a bit of healthcare, everyone lives longer. In many ways, it has never been a better time to be a woman: a fundamental shift has been occurring. Yet from Toronto to Timbuktu, the promise of equality still eludes half the world’s population.
 
Books available for purchase at every event: Proceeds support our free children’s literacy programs. 

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