Its history linked with todays fight for womens rights! CUPE researcher Teresa Healy will release her new CD entitled She Pushed From Behind: Emily Murphy in Story and Song on Aug. 22 at the Library and Archives Canada.
Healy and Ruth Stewart-Verger collaborated on the writing and performing of the new piece after being inspired by the fight Emily Murphy led 75 years ago for womens rights.
The CD project is meant to name this legacy and address the impact for our current movement building, Healy said.
The release celebration will start with a tea party, with sister Healy and Stewart-Verger performing a 20-minute excerpt from the CD to provide the historical background of the times and the issues.
This will be followed by a panel discussion Personhood 75 Years After the Famous Five: Where do we go from here? CUPE national services director Morna Ballantyne will be one of the panelists addressing current issues facing the womens movement.
For more information, www.rasputins.ca/emilymurphy.htm