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Chris Vogel

I interviewed Chris Vogel, along with his partner Richard North, at their home in Winnipeg. Chris grew up in a prairie CCF family and became politicized as a student at the University of Manitoba in the late 1960s. He came … Continue reading

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Roger Obonsawin

Roger Obonsawin is a member of the Abenaki Nation who grew up in Sudbury, Ontario. I interviewed him twice at his office which was then in Toronto, though it has since moved to the Six Nations Territory of the Haudenosaunee … Continue reading

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Dorothy Groves

I interviewed Dorothy Groves at her home in Calgary. She was born in Halifax, then studied to be a nurse and worked as one for a time in Montreal before settling out west. She was a life-long crusader for women’s … Continue reading

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Charles Roach

Charles Roach was born in Trinidad in 1933. He moved to Canada to do a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Saskatchewan, and went on to attend law school at the University of Toronto. His first movement involvement was … Continue reading

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Isabel and Frank Showler

I talked to Isabel and Frank Showler in Toronto. Among the longest of the long-time activists that were interviewed for this project, they both became politicized in the late 1930, an environment conducive to the particular winding-together of Christianity, social … Continue reading

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Shahina Siddiqui

I talked to Shahina Siddiqui in Winnipeg. She is a prominent leader in building capacity in Muslim communities both locally and far beyond, and has done important work against Islamophobia in Canada. She moved to Canada from Pakistan in 1976 … Continue reading

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Rosemary Brown

Rosemary Brown was living in Calgary when I talked with her, and is a long-time white ally in anti-racism work. She was born in the northeastern United States and spent time in Nigeria (as part of the U.S. Peace Corps), … Continue reading

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