Event Detail

Jan
19
Wednesday
Jan
19
Wed
Library :: Discussion
Author Reading: A Matter of Equality
7:00 PM
Zoom Webinar and Phone Teleconference
Description:
Author Reading, A Matter of Equality: The Life’s Work of Senator Don Oliver (Online via Zoom and teleconference), 6:55-8 p.m. - About the Book: The long-awaited autobiography of former Canadian Senator, lawyer, and outspoken spokesperson for diversity and minority advancement, detailing his life as a Black man working within the system to bring change to Nova Scotia and beyond. Growing up in the only Black family in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Donald Oliver felt duty-bound to honour his great-grandparents, who had fled slavery in the US. His childhood, surrounded by music, family, and respected, hard-working role models, was idyllic. His family’s fundamental family creed was “work hard, be humble, love the Lord, and do all you can to help other people.” Donald Oliver would go on to embody those values in a big way. In his long-anticipated memoir, Oliver, now retired, looks back at a life lived in service to others. In his own careful and thoughtful words, he examines his days as a lawyer, an outspoken social activist, and a teacher, and of course he reflects on his twenty-three years of service as a member of the Senate of Canada.
The presentation will be shared online via ZOOM webinar and by phone (teleconference), and you may join us from wherever you wish - by entering the ZOOM webinar link below,
•Join from a PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or Android device: Please enter this URL to join. https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88131969968?pwd=bFo2MmoybVB0SUVKbXRCS1ZyRmkrdz09 Passcode: 204943
•or by phone - please dial, 1(800) 974-5902, and then enter the Conference ID, 6217271.
** Closed Captioning function (voice to text) is available through the ZOOM webinar.
Age Group: All Ages
Venue: Zoom Webinar and Phone Teleconference
Address: n/a n/a, NS
Phone: N/A

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