The Florence Bird Lecture, one of the major lecture series at Carleton University, is named in honour of Senator Florence Bird who served as the Chair of the Royal Commission on the Status of Women (1967-1970).

Each year, the Lecture features a prominent individual and highlights their important work in their respective field.  The topics of the Florence Bird Lecture have varied significantly over the years, but always focus on areas of particular concern for an equitable and just society.

Previous speakers have included the Honourable Monique Bégin, Madeleine Parent, Dr. Glenda Simms, Judy Rebick, Maureen O’Neill, Maureen McTeer, the Honourable Susan Whelan, Nelofer Pazira, and “Jane Doe” among others.

Our 2018 speaker is Robyn Maynard who will be discussing her recent bestselling book Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present (Fernwood 2017).

Time: March 7, 2018.  2:30 – 4:40 pm.

Location: Dunton Tower 2017.

Join us for this special talk. Everyone Welcome.

Poster: Florence Bird Talk 2018

Past Florence Bird Lectures