Sophia F.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

Viola Desmond - Just a Woman?

It is about Viola Desmond and how a woman defied society and stood up for equality.





What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I found interesting how they (the movie theather staff, judges, and the society) were all doing the wrong thing and they were completely in the wrong yet they thought they trully belueved that they were doing the right thing.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I've learned to look back at the past to make a better future. Because during the research process, I've learn how important it is to look back at our history and understand our mistakes to make a better future.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

Although there is still some inequality, as my parents and I exprrienced ourselves as imigrants, I can look at my comunity and see much more justice and equality when compared to the society in which Viola Desmond lived.