Judy Rebick is a long-time feminist and social justice activist living in Toronto who currently holds the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy at Ryerson University. Judy is a writer and was the founding publisher of www. rabble.ca Her latest book is Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political (Penguin 2009) During the 1990's Judy was the co- host of a national TV Show on CBC .
In the 1980's she helped to lead the fight to legalize abortion in Canada, then went on to be elected President of Canada's largest women's group leading high profile fights around reproductive rights, employment equity, constitutional reform, and anti-racism. In the last ten years, her focus has been more on global solidarity and online activism.
Over the last few years, my preoccupation has been the absence of any real vision on the Left and the lack of effective strategies for transformation. My hope is that the Reimagining Society Project will help to contribute to just such a vision. I see tremendous hope for a total cultural, economic, social and political transformation globally. My new book outlines the new directions of transformational change that I see around the world. I hope to contribute what I have learned in the process of writing that book. I think a discussion of ideas for change across generations, cultures and ideologies can be tremendously beneficial to sharing and developing strategies for change.