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Ottawa Book Launch-Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa

The Stephen Lewis Foundation

Monday, 23 October 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)

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The Stephen Lewis Foundation &

the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies present:

A Feminist Café 

  October 23rd, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

University of Ottawa - Desmarias Building (12th floor - Rm 12102)

Panel discussion and book launch for the newly released: 

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa

Moderated conversation by Sarah Onyango

Panelists: 

Ilana Landsberg-Lewis, co-author of the book and co-founder and Executive Director of the Stephen Lewis Foundation 

Siphalele Khumalo, grandmother featured in the book with Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL) 

Cebile Dlamini, Coordinator at Swaziland Positive Living (SWAPOL) 

Final Remarks by Dr. Josephine Etowa, University of Ottawa 

Light refreshments will be served.  The panel discussion will be in English with a bilingual question period following. 

 NOTE: The Desmarais Building is accessible by multiple doors at street level without steps and the 12th floor is accessible by elevator.  There is a bus stop right outside the building that services many different bus routes and a parking garage below the building.  There is limited street parking around campus.

This event is generously sponsored by: Institut d'études féministes et de genre /Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa; Octopus Books

MORE ON POWERED BY LOVE...

Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa

www.grandmotherspoweredbylove.com

Written by Joanna Henry with Ilana Landsberg-Lewis. Edited by Michele Landsberg. Photographs by Alexis MacDonald. Published by Goose Lane Editions. $35

This is the untold story of AIDS in Africa.

We thought we knew what was happening in Africa when the AIDS pandemic raged across the continent, sweeping away 35 million lives. But we never knew it the way this book reveals it, in the shockingly intimate voices of the grandmothers who stepped in to raise their orphaned grandchildren when no one else was left alive.

A dynamic movement of grandmothers rallied in response.  Starting in Canada and spreading across the globe, it now encompasses thousands of grandmothers on several continents.  Together, resolute grandmothers in Africa and around the world are reclaiming hope and courageously saving lives.  Their voices will leap straight into your heart. Their unguarded faces, in portraits that glow with character, pain and humour, will captivate you.

Powered by Love reveals the compelling journey of these indomitable women and a movement that now reaches around the globe, sharing their story in their own words.

Royalties from sales of Powered by Love will be directed to the Stephen Lewis Foundation to support organizations run by and for African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned by AIDS.

Have questions about Ottawa Book Launch-Powered by Love: A Grandmothers' Movement to End AIDS in Africa? Contact The Stephen Lewis Foundation

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University of Ottawa- Desmarias Building
55 Laurier Avenue East
12th Fl, Room 12102,
Ottawa, ON
Canada

Monday, 23 October 2017 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (EDT)


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