In honour of International Women’s Day we are pleased to host Karin Wells, local lawyer and advocate for women’s rights, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.
About Guest Speaker Karin Wells
Karin Wells is a journalist, lawyer and author living in Port Hope. She has always had a passion for the arts and carried that with her throughout her career. As a CBC radio journalist she worked in more than 50 countries winning international awards. Since she left CBC radio she has written two books: “The Abortion Caravan: When Women Shut Down Government in the Battle for the Right to Chose” which won the 2021 Alison Prentice award for Women’s history and was a finalist for the Shaughnessy Cohen prize for political writing and in 2022, “More than a Footnote: Canadian Women you Should Know”. That last book featured two Canadian women artists, Paraskeva Clark and Alexandra Luke – two among a surprisingly large number who thrived in the 20th century.
Join us on March 8 at 2:00 PM as we honour and pay tribute to women everywhere.