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Viola Desmond: Canadian Heroine

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Viola Desmond made history in 1946 when she was arrested for refusing to leave the whites-only section of a Nova Scotia theatre. Her subsequent fight for human rights is an inspiration to all Canadians. OPL is pleased to welcome Norma Domey to discuss the life and times of her Great-Aunt Viola Desmond.  Norma will tell us about Desmond's accomplishments, her impact on the Black community in Nova Scotia, and how she came to be featured on Canada's $10 bill.

Norma Domey is Vice President of the Professional Institute of the Public Service, a Distinguished Toastmaster, and Viola Desmond's great-niece.




Age group

Adults 50-plus