Thursday, 8 March 2012

Remembering Lea Roback on International Women's Day

One of my heros has always been Lea Roback, a Quebec feminist and union militant, who died at 97 in 2000. A film was made about her life which is exceedingly hard to find, Des Lumières dans la grande noirceur, but is worth ferreting out. She is an example of what tenacity and principles can accomplish, and I like to think about her when I get discouraged.

Lukas and Sophie have just announced that they're expecting a baby in early September. If it's a girl, they're planning on naming her Léa. What a great way to pay tribute to this remarkable woman's memory!

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