Woman of the Day 2015 #3

Rosemary Brown (1930-2003) was elected to the provincial legislature of British Columbia in 1972, becoming the first black woman in Canadian history to be a member of a Canadian parliamentary body.
Rosemary was born in Jamaica. After emigrating to Canada in 1951 she studied at McGill University and the University of British Columbia, then pursued a career in social worker. A determined feminist, Ms. Brown worked throughout her life to promote equality and human rights. Her campaigns includes efforts to eliminate sexism in textbooks, increase female representation on boards and prohibit discrimination based on sex or marital status. Rosemary’s dedicated community service won her a multitude of honours, including honorary degrees from many universities.

4378305—-Danika Leminski, Official journalist/blogger of Equal Voice uOttawa Chapter

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