Forward Thinking Speaker Series

The Forward Thinking Speaker Series reflects EPL’s rich history of taking risks, trying new things, and redefining the modern library. EPL invites thought-leaders from a variety of industries speaking on a variety of topics to share their insights, ideas, experiences, and viewpoints, with the goal of helping us purposefully build better organizations, neighborhoods, and communities.

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For a list of future Forward Thinking Speaker Series event presenters please visit our Future Speakers page

"Justice does not mean you are guaranteed the result you want." - Marie Henein

During Freedom to Read Week, EPL will host lawyer, feminist and mother, Marie Henein as part of the Forward Thinking Speaker series. As a lawyer, Marie sees her role not to judge the guilt or innocence of the accused, but to ensure that the legal truth prevails. Whether or not we agree with Canadian law, Marie works to uphold every person’s fundamental right to a defense. Weaving in her experience with the Canadian legal system and her high profile cases, she will share her experiences with justice, social change, intellectual freedom and on finding success as a woman in a male-dominated industry. Refusing to be limited by the usual definitions as a lawyer, a mother or a feminist, Henein discusses her formative years as a newcomer to Canada, the pivotal turning points in her profession, and takes aim at discrimination and sexism in her own field, and in society at large. 

WHEN: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 - 7:00PM (Doors open at 6:00PM)
WHERE: Chateau Lacombe Hotel
TICKETS: Tickets for this event are now sold out. If you would like to be notified about any released seats, please join the ticket wait list on Eventbrite. General Admission seats are $10 and Library Lover Experience tickets are $75. Library Lover Experience tickets include premium seating, and a private hors d’oeuvres and wine reception with Marie Henein following her presentation. A charitable tax receipt will be issued to Library Lover Experience ticket holders following the event for a portion of the ticket price. 

Presented in partnership with:

The Criminal Trial Lawyers' Association (CTLA)


Thank you to our partners:

If you have any questions about this event or with the ticketing process please email events@epl.ca.

Is there a speaker that you would like to see at a future Forward Thinking Speaker Series presentation? Please send us your recommendations to events@epl.ca.

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