SFU's Department of Gender, Sexuality & Women’s Studies is presenting the Rosemary Brown Memorial Symposium on Women & Social Justice this Thursday (May 6).
According to the event info, the online symposium brings together "distinguished scholars, students, service providers, and the broader community to speak on current issues of diversity, ongoing inequalities, and ways to create positive change."
The symposium is meant to celebrate the work and legacy of Rosemary Brown, the first Black woman to be elected to a provincial legislature. Brown served as a B.C. MLA from 1972-1986, and was awarded the Order of Canada in 1996.
Speakers at the event are Melanie Mark (B.C.’s Minister of Tourism, Art, Culture, and Sport) and June Francis (associate professor at SFU’s Beedie School of Business).
The Rosemary Brown Memorial Symposium on Women & Social Justice takes place at 4:30 pm Pacific time and you can register here.