Five Corner Brook youths recently took part in the filming of a video by the Corner Brook Status of Women Council and Rogers to mark Persons Day in Canada.
Persons Day is observed on Oct. 18. On that day in 1929 the Judicial Council of Britain's Privy Council, Canada's highest court at the time, declared women to be persons under the law.
The effort was led by judge Emily Murphy, along with Henrietta Muir Edwards, Nellie McClung, Louise Crummy McKinney and Irene Parlby, who became known at the “Famous Five.”
The five women, who had earned a reputation among reformers nationally and internationally, had many years of active work in various campaigns for women's rights dating as far back as the 1880s.
The Corner Brook Persons Day video features Juliette Colbourne, Izzy Jones, Ella Tucker, Jane Tucker and Jill Way as descendants of the Famous Five.
It aims to recognize the women and bring attention to equality issues that are still relevant today.
The video highlights the glass ceiling, the second shift, media representation, pay equality and the Me Too movement.