Grands ‘n’ More book launch Nov.4

Winnipeg Free Press, October 5 2017. By Tony Zerucha 

A movement which sees Canadian grandmothers raise money and provide support for their sisters in Africa is being celebrated in a new book, which is itself being celebrated on Nov. 4 at McNally Robinson in the Grant Park Mall.

Hosted by Grands ‘n’ More, Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to end AIDS in Africa will officially launch at 7 p.m.. Guest speakers will include author Joanna Henry, grandmothers from Africa, and representatives of the Stephen Lewis Foundation. There is no charge to attend.

 As the AIDS pandemic devastates Africa, grandmothers have played a crucial role in keeping families together. Canadian grandmothers learned of their plight and have raised more than $25 million to support them via the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign.

Powered by Love describes Henry’s trip with photographer Alexis MacDonald to eight countries where they interviewed hundreds of grandmothers, including Barack Obama’s grandmother Sarah Obama.

The Goose Lane Editions publication will be available on Nov. 4 courtesy of McNally Robinson, with all proceeds donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation, which supports organizations run by and for African grandmothers who are raising children who are orphaned by AIDS.

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