Women were not legally considered "persons" until 1929 when The Famous Five, led by Emily Murphy, challenged that definition at the British Privy Council.

Celebrate the achievement of The Famous Five as well as those of other women who have been awarded the Persons Case Commemoration Award in recognition of their work in promoting gender equality in our country. (photo from the National Archives website)

Time: Monday, October 18th, 2004

5 - 7 p.m. Complimentary hors d'oeuvres and cash refreshments - at Valorie Preston's art studio, 145 Loretta Avenue North, upstairs

7 - 9 p.m. Join us at the National Library and Archives Canada, 395 Wellington Street, for a presentation of "She Pushed From Behind: Emily Murphy in Story and Song

RSVP: Christine McAllister, 236-0103 or by email: christine.mcallister@nbf.ca