One of the better advocates for equality and social justice to speak in Burlington.

By Pepper Parr

BURLINGTON, ON  January 16, 2012  Literally thousands of Burlingtonians log into Our Burlington – and that pleases us.  The analytical reports we get tell us how many people visited the web site and how many were first time visitors.  We learn how long people stay on the web site and how many pages they look at.  What we don’t know is who you are – and that is as it should be..

Today, we wish we knew if teachers at our high schools were reading us – because there is an event taking place later this month that we would really like every high school teacher with young women in their classes to know about.

The A Different Drummer Bookstore is bringing Michelle Landsberg to the city.  This woman is a must for every women getting an education.   Who is Michelle Landsberg and why would you want to listen to her?

We could fill pages telling you about her.  Michelle is a Mother, a community activist, a book reviewer, a writer for the Globe and Mail, Chatelaine and the Toronto Star, appearing over more than forty years, Michele Landsberg has engaged with and exposed the injustices borne by women, seen in infamous events and present in the mechanisms of our society.

Always the advocate - Michelle Landsberg take up the microphone and the pen - and brings aboiut change.. A speaker not to be missed.

Many of gains made by women and for women came about because Michelle Landsberg was there, fighting the good fight.  You may not want to be out there burning your bra – but you do want to hear what Michelle has to say.  This woman isn’t a strident feminist but she is feminist advocate of exceptional courage, widely recognized and celebrated for the light she casts on the most troubling of iniquities.

Michelle will be talking about her latest book, Writing the Revolution.  In her Toronto Star columns she  continually broke new ground, ably and frankly delineating the social and legal status of women, with her cogent commentary from today’s perspective.  She also has one heck of a sense of humour.

Michele Landsberg presents and discusses Writing the Revolution on Monday, January 23, at 7pm, in the Centennial Room at Burlington Central Library.  Tickets are $10, available at the Third Floor Information Desk at the Library, and here at A Different Drummer Books.

To reserve tickets, please contact us at (905) 639 0925 or


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