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