On September 26 at 8pm, book your seats for our first literary conversation of the season, with Sheila Watt-Cloutier, one of the world’s most renowned environmental and human rights advocates.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier has devoted her life to protecting what is threatened and nurturing what has been wounded. In this culmination of Watt-Cloutier’s regional, national, and international work over the last twenty-five years, The Right to Be Cold explores the parallels between safeguarding the Arctic and the survival of Inuit culture, of which her own background is such an extraordinary example.
This is a human story of resilience, commitment, and survival told from the unique vantage point of an Inuk woman who, in spite of many obstacles, rose from humble beginnings in the Arctic to become one of the most influential and decorated environmental, cultural, and human rights advocates in the world.
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is one of the world’s most recognized environmental and human rights activists. In 2007, Watt-Cloutier was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy work in showing the impact global climate change has on human rights, especially in the Arctic. In addition to her Nobel nomination, Watt-Cloutier has been awarded the Indigenous Achievement Award, the UN Champion of the Earth Award, and the prestigious Norwegian Sophie Prize. She is also an Officer of the Order of Canada.
The conversation will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into French.
It will be followed by a signing session.
In partnership with Ecosociété.