The annual June Callwood Lecture honours the life, work and legacy of journalist, author and social activist June Callwood (1924-2007). It provides a platform for the exploration and discussion of contemporary social justice issues.
You can support the annual June Callwood Lecture with a gift to the June Callwood Endowment Fund through the Toronto Public Library Foundation.
Ahmad Danny Ramada
Ahmad Danny Ramadan's history of working with organizations in the Middle East and his personal experience as a Syrian refugee have made him passionate about social justice and LGBTQ refugees' rights. His latest book, The Clothesline Swing, is his first novel in English and takes the reader through the aftermath of Arab Spring.
Fri June 9, 2017
7:00 - 8:00 pm
Toronto Reference Library Bram & Bluma Appel Salon
Book two free tickets beginning May 19 at 9 a.m.
2016: Clara Hughes
Olympian Clara Hughes on her past struggles with depression and stigma associated with mental illness.
2015: David Suzuki
David Suzuki, award-winning geneticist, environmentalist and broadcaster, on "Letters to My Grandchildren: Reflections from an Elder".
2014: Maude Barlow
Maude Barlow, National Chairperson of the Council of Canadians on "Is Water a Human Right or a Tradable Commodity?"
2013: Mark Tewksbury
Mark Tewksbury, athlete and humanitarian, on "Straight Talk from a Gay Jock: Stories from a Reluctant Activist in Sport".
2012: Stephen Lewis
Stephen Lewis, former politician and diplomat, on "The Power of Advocacy: Fighting for Social Justice".