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The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould will speak at the 2024 Knight Lecture on March 7.

Celebrating International Women’s Day with the Hon. Jody Wilson-Raybould

The 2024 Knight Lecture takes place March 7

February 5, 2024 — 

“Always speak the truth.”  

“It wholly remains within our power to speak up.”  

“Controlling power is critical.” 

You may recognize these as the words of The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada.

Wilson-Raybould is not just a leader. She’s a revolutionary and a champion for those who want to make a difference. 

The UM community will be celebrating International Women’s Day by joining together for the 2024 Knight Lecture on March 7 to recognize the achievements of this remarkable woman and draw inspiration from her stories.  

Throughout her work, Wilson-Raybould, has navigated complex challenges with strength, determination and an unwavering commitment to justice. In this powerful presentation, she will delve into the principles that have guided her journey: the courage to think, act and be different. 

The 2024 Knight Lecture with The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould 
March 7, 2024  
3-5 p.m., doors open at 2:30 p.m. Free to attend.  
Multi-Purpose Room (MPR), 2nd floor, UMSU University Centre

UPDATE: This event is now sold out and a waitlist is being created

The event will be emceed by Angie Bruce, UM’s new Vice-President (Indigenous). 

Q&A and book signing opportunity   

Wilson-Raybould is an author, lawyer, advocate and leader among Canada’s Indigenous Peoples. She is also the first woman to be elected as an Independent Member of Parliament.

Wilson-Raybould has written three bestselling books, the political memoir “Indian” in the Cabinet: Speaking Truth to Power, which was a finalist for The Writers’ Trust Balsillie Prize for Public Policy and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing; From Where I Stand: Rebuilding Indigenous Nations for a Stronger Canada; and, her most recent, True Reconciliation: How to Be a Force For Change. 

Her lecture will be followed by a Q&A session and a book signing. Wilson-Raybould’s books are for sale at the UM BookStore, and will also be available at the event.  

This public event is supported by the Robert and Elizabeth Knight Distinguished Visitor Program. Free to attend, the annual Knight Lecture Series places emphasis on enhancing the quality of education at UM by supporting visits from a wide array of outstanding thinkers and innovative leaders on a variety of topical issues. 

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