Festival Series

50+ Festival Series

Join us for year-round programming presented by Programs for 50+. The 50+ Festival Series includes a variety of topical workshops and lectures by guest speakers, as well as cultural presentations (e.g., film, theatre, music). These thought-provoking and entertaining events build on the momentum of our annual 50+ Festival.

Note: These events are not restricted to older adults.

50+ Festival Series Programming

Finding Our Power Together - Understanding Partnerships with First Nations

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017
Time: 1:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.
Location: Library Building, LIB 72, Ryerson University

Join us for an enlightening afternoon as Dr. Judy Finlay presents findings from her research "Mamow Ki-ken-da-ma-win: Searching Together", a five-year project that partnered five First Nations and various organizations and institutions dedicated to enhancing wellness to children, families, and communities in First Nations in remote northern Ontario.

Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution

Date: Friday, December 1, 2017
Time: 10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Ryerson University

Join us for a special Literary Talks session as we discuss Life Institute member, Linda Silver Dranoff’s newest book, "Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution".

In this book, Dranoff details her own trailblazing journey from a traditional 1950s childhood to the battlegrounds of the courts of law, where she and a generation of women lawyers, supporting a larger feminist movement, championed the rights of Canadian women and families.