Libby Davies has been a social activist for 45 plus years. She began as a community organizer in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside in 1972. She was elected to Vancouver City Council for 5 consecutive terms, 1982-1993. As the Member of Parliament for Vancouver East for 6 consecutive terms, 1997-2015, she became NDP House Leader (2003-2011), and Deputy Leader (2007-2015). Libby continues to be an outspoken advocate for human rights, housing, peace, and social justice. She was awarded the Order of Canada in 2016.
Libby was appointed to the board of governors of Vancouver Community College in 2018, and serves as Vice Chair. She is also a board member and Vice Chair of the Portland Hotel Community Services Society. She is author of Outside In: A Political Memoir (May 2015, published by Between the Lines, Toronto), and is a frequent public speaker on progressive transformative change and its relationship to politics. Libby is currently writing a new book.
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