'Speaking Truth to Power' Challenge from International Women's Day Speech

At the Sunshine Coast Labour Council’s 15th annual International Women’s Day potluck at Roberts Creek Hall on Friday, March 8, Sunshine Coast Community Services' Denise Woodley put out a challenge to those in attendance.

“Where in your life have you spoken truth to power?” asked Denise Woodley, manager of Together Against Violence programs at SCCSS, of the 175 people in attendance of the annual event.

Woodley's speech touched upon how "speaking truth to power" can change politics and the dynamics of gender diversity, referencing the SNC-Lavalin affair in Ottawa where "former justice minister and attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould accused staff from the Prime Minister’s Office and the prime minister himself of exerting “inappropriate” pressure on Wilson-Raybould and her staff for political ends."

“The more we confront power and speak our truths, the more we can create the change we want for our community.”

Read the full article by Sophia Woodrooffe on THE COAST REPORTER WEBSITE.