On October 18, 1929, the Privy Council declared in the famous “Person’s Case of 1929″ that women were persons and thus eligible to hold any appointed or elected office.
The Famous Five: Emily Murphy (1868-1933); Henrietta Muir (1849-1931); Irene Parlby (1868-1965); Louise McKinney (1868-1931); and Nellie McClung (1873-1951) are the five women, who in Alberta in the early part of the 20th century shaped the future of the lives of all Canadian women. These five women launched the successful legal campaign that ended with the declared victory of women being recognized legally as person’s.
Event at noon
Tuesday October 18, 2011 – Brown Bag Lunch, “The Famous Five, The Persons Case, and Eugenics”, Noon – 1.00pm, Henderson Hall, Rutherford South. Panel discussion with Cecily Devereux, Sarah Carter, and Rob Wilson.
~this event is open to the public and is part of Alberta Eugenics Awareness Week~