June 7, 2012
The New Solitudes, Erna’s Walrus magazine article on a changed Canada, won a silver medal at the Canadian National Magazine Awards.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012.

Please join the Human Rights Watch Canada Committee and Authors at Harbourfront Centre for the inaugural Human Rights Watch Book Series celebrating the launch of the new book: The Unfinished Revolution: Voices From the Global Fight for Women’s Rights featuring a conversation about women’s rights in the world today with Minky Worden, Editor and Director of Global Initiatives, Human Rights Watch and Erna Paris, author of the acclaimed Long Shadows: Truth, Lies, and History. [more]

Thursday, April 26, 7 pm

Toronto book lovers. Please come and meet Erna when she interviews author Dr. Gary Geddes at the Toronto Reference Library, Beeton Auditorium

Drink the Bitter Root: A Writer’s Search for Justice and Redemption in Africa, by Gary Geddes

Drink the Bitter Root is a provocative, emotionally charged account of one writer’s travels in sub-Saharan Africa. Haunted by the 1993 murder of a Somali teenager by Canadian soldiers in what became known as the Somalia affair, and long fascinated by the “dark continent,” Geddes decides at age 68 to make the trip.

Human Rights Watch Newsletter
Canada Committee News
This month, the Canada Committe welcomes Erna Paris.

Erna has accepted an invitation from Human Rights Watch to join the organization’s Canada Committee. Human Rights Watch is one of the world’s leading independent organizations dedicated to defending and protecting human rights. [more]

The Toronto Dollar Supper Club invites you to hear
Erna Paris, Author, Historian, Journalist
Monday October 31
“The Surprising Birth of the International Criminal Court”

Erna Paris is the author of Long Shadows: Truth, Lies, and History which The Literary Review of Canada calls one of the hundred most important books ever written in Canada. Ms. Paris is winner of ten national and international writing awards for her books, feature writing, and documentaries.  Her works have been published in fourteen countries and translated into eight languages. Erna’s most recent work, The Sun Climbs Slow: The International Criminal Court and the Struggle for Justice was first on The Globe and Mail‘s “best book of the year” list and shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. Erna is a member of the Honorary Council of the Canadian Centre for International Justice and a past chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada.

Reserve seats for the dinner by emailing
or by calling 416-361-0466.
Time: Monday, October 31: Socializing at 5:30, followed by dinner.
Ms. Paris will speak at 7 p.m.
Place:  Hot House Cafe, corner of Church and Front streets.
Cost: $30 Toronto Dollars (includes taxes and gratuities; drinks extra)
Toronto Dollars are available at the event.