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Book Flyers

I have just uploaded PDF files of the promotional flyers for the books produced by the publisher. One version has a form that you can fill-in and send via snailmail to the publisher to order the book (as well as … Continue reading

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Donna MacPhee

Donna MacPhee grew up in Alberta’s Drumheller Valley, but she has lived much of her life in Calgary, which is where I interviewed her. She was forced to navigate everyday racism as a child, and when her struggles took a … Continue reading

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Kathy Mallett

I interviewed Kathy Mallett in Winnipeg. It was there that she grew up, but she first became active in the late 1970s while living in Thomposn, in northern Manitoba — at that time she worked mostly with other indigenous women … Continue reading

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Shelley Finson

I talked to Shelley Finson at her home in Halifax. Born in England into a white working-class family, she spent a few years living in Jamaica as a teen and then moved to Canada in her twenties, in the late … Continue reading

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Sadeqa Siddiqui

I interviewed Sadeqa Siddiqui at the offices of the South Asian Women’s Community Centre (SAWCC) in Montreal. Siddiqui moved from Pakistan to Canada in the late 1960s with her family. In the early 1980s she got a job with the … Continue reading

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Lynn Jones

I interviewed Lynn Jones at her home in Halifax. She grew up in the tight-knit African Nova Scotian community in Truro. This was a context in which the whole family, the whole community, was involved in trying to create change, … Continue reading

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Richard North

I interviewed Richard North, along with his partner Chris Vogel, at their home in Winnipeg. Richard grew up in London, Ontario. He came out as gay in 1972 and for many years thereafter was involved in gay liberation activities. He … Continue reading

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