Special Granny Bulletin: October 2017

Welcome to the Granny Bulletin, your source for news, stories and information about exciting initiatives from the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign.

Dear Grandmothers and Grandothers,

This Special Granny Bulletin is all about the book — Powered by Love: A Grandmothers’ Movement to End AIDS in Africa.

The book launch tour across Canada is going fabulously! The momentum around the book is building as more and more folks have an opportunity to read it.

Below you will see a number of different opportunities to contribute to the groundswell of support for this book that tells so powerfully the story of the grandmothers’ movement.

We hope you’ve had a chance to read the book (or you will as soon as the book launch comes to your city!) and we’d love to hear what you think.

In solidarity,
The Grandmothers Campaign Team

Tune into The Current Monday at 9 am!

CBC’s radio show The Current will feature a piece about Powered by Love that includes an interview with Eunice Mangwane from Keiskamma Trust in South Africa, Mariam Mulinda from PEFO in Uganda, and Jo-Anne Page from Toronto Grandmother’s Embrace in Canada.

It will air at 9 am (in all time zones across Canada) on Monday, Oct. 23.

A Song for the Grandmothers from the Grandchildren

We’ve created a special video that features a new song and photos from the book! The lyrics and melody were written by Stephen Lewis’s grandson and Ilana Landsberg-Lewis’s son, Zev, and performed by the band “Flying Without Tickets.” Grandmothers are playing at it the book launches, but we wanted to make sure everyone had a chance to see it!

You can watch the video below (make sure your volume is on!):  

If you’d like a copy of the video or the song that you can play at your events, email

Help Spread the Word with Book Reviews!

For those of you who have already heard from the African grandmothers at book launches across the country, you will have heard how much this book means to them, how much this book represents their voices, and how their grandchildren will understand their struggle because this book documents it.

Now we need your help to keep the book relevant in people’s lives, to keep the book current, to get the book out to more people. You can do this by writing reviews of the book on,, and It’s so important and we’d be so appreciative.

Join Us for One of the 28 Remaining Book Launches!

In the upcoming weeks, there will be book launches in Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and British Columbia! 

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to hear directly from African grandmothers about why this book is so meaningful to them and their advocacy efforts. (It’s worth the roadtrip!)

You can find a list of the upcoming book launches on the book website.

Build the Book into Your Holiday Market Plans

Powered by Love will make a fabulous holiday gift!

Canandian grandmothers groups can buy the book from the publisher in bulk at 40% off the cover price (plus tax and shipping) to sell at your holiday markets, fundraisers, etc. You will also have a 30 day payement period.

The difference between the $35 that you’ll sell the book for and the price you pay the publisher (generally approximately $25-26 per book after tax and shipping) will be additional money you’ve raised to support African gandmothers and the children in their care!

To place your order, contact Amanda at Goose Lane (1-888-926-8377 or If you have any questions, please contact us at


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