Leslie McCurdy in characterLeslie McCurdy will perform her one-woman play, “Things My Fore-Sisters Saw,” live online today: Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Performance to present play live online

Actress and playwright Leslie McCurdy will perform her one-woman play, Things My Fore-Sisters Saw, today — Wednesday, Feb. 16 — at 1 p.m. in a Microsoft Teams Live event.

McCurdy portrays four historic Black female figures who affected change in Canada:

  • Marie-Joseph Angelique, an enslaved woman who was convicted of burning down much of Montreal in 1734;
  • Rose Fortune, the first female police officer in North America who helped freedom seekers settle in the Nova Scotian town of Annapolis Royal;
  • Mary-Ann Shadd, the first North American woman to edit and publish a newspaper; and
  • Viola Desmond, who graces Canada’s $10 bill and is lauded for refusing to leave the whites-only section of a theatre in Nova Scotia in 1946.

A question-and-answer period will follow the performance; the event runs until 2:30 p.m.

This event is exclusive to the UWindsor community. Join here and log on using your UWin account information.