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Join us on the 4th Thursday of each month from 5-6pm for the IWFC Calgary Chapter EDI Book Club.

The next selection for IWFC Calgary's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Book Club has a focus on women's leadership, Everybody Matters by Mary Robinson.

"One of the most inspiring women of our age, Mary Robinson has spent her life in pursuit of a fairer world, becoming a powerful and influential voice for human rights around the globe. Displaying a gift for storytelling and remembrance, Robinson reveals, in Everybody Matters, what lies behind the vision, strength, and determination that made her path to prominence as compelling as any of her achievements.

As an activist lawyer, she won landmark cases advancing the causes of women and marginalized people against the prejudices of the day, and in her twenty years in the Irish Senate she promoted progressive legislation, including the legalizing of contraception. In l990, she shocked the political system by becoming Ireland's first woman president, redefining the role and putting Ireland firmly on the international stage. In her role as UN High Commissioner for human rights, beginning in 1997, she won acclaim for bringing attention to victims worldwide but was often frustrated both by the bureaucracy and by the willingness to compromise on principle. Now back in Ireland and heading her Mary Robinson Foundation-Climate Justice, she has found the independence she needs to work effectively on behalf of the millions of poor around the world most affected by climate change.

Told with the same calm conviction and modest pride that has guided her life, Everybody Matters will instill anyone who reads it with the belief that each of us can, in our own way, help to change the world for the better." (Thrift Books)

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January 25, 2024 - 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

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You may purchase a hard or digital copy hereor support your local bookstore or public library.


  • October 26 Permanent Astonishment: Growing Up Cree in the Land of Snow and Sky by Tomson Highway (host Bev Foy)
  • November 23 The Chancellor: The Remarkable Odyssey of Angela Merkelby Kati Marton.(host Bev Foy)
  • January 25 Everybody Matters by Mary Robinson(host Jennifer Hatfield)
  • February 22 Saltus by Tara Gereaux (host Karen Prentice)
  • March 28 TBD (host TBD)
  • April 25 TBD (host TBD)
  • May 23 TBD (host TBD)
  • June 27 TBD (host TBD)

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CALGARY CHAPTER: Equity Diversity and Inclusion Book Club

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