DRUHC’s Special 30th Anniversary was held on October 18th, 2013 in Oshawa at the scenic Trillium Trails Banquet Hall.
Sally Armstrong has earned many awards and accolades as a Human Rights Activist, Documentary Filmmaker and Award-winning Author. She has covered stories in zones of conflict including Bosnia and Somalia to Rwanda and Afghanistan.
Bringing in Sally Armstrong as a guest speaker, we learned more of the atrocities committed in many countries and how much we truly have to celebrate and share as a region, province and country. Her presentation was insightful, riveting and encouraging.
Sally Armstrong was selected to speak at the AGM because of the remarkable work that she has done to promote women’s rights throughout the world and to bring tribute to the fact that the day of the AGM was on the same date as the anniversary of the “Persons Case” in Canada.
In 1927, the “Famous Five” sought to have women legally considered “persons” so that women could be appointed to the senate. On October 18, 1929 their goal became a reality. The work of the “Famous Five” contributed immeasurably to women’s rights in Canada.