Wednesday, March 2, 2011
GRAND MOTHERS STAND UP, GRAND DAUGHTERS SPEAK OUT ...
Grandmothers stand up – Granddaughters speak out – Communities take action
Hundreds of thousands of Canadians have been inspired by the courage and resilience of women, men and young people on the frontlines of the AIDS pandemic in sub-Saharan Africa, working to turn the tide of AIDS in their communities. The 2010 AfriGrand Caravan was a response to this outpouring of concern, compassion and commitment of Canadians.
From September to November 2010, the Stephen Lewis Foundation travelled across the country with African grandmothers and granddaughters orphaned by AIDS. The AfriGrand Caravan created a forum for these women to tell their stories and share their strategies, challenges and triumphs in dealing with the ravages of AIDS. It also offered Canadians the opportunity to be inspired by these stories and to join the movement.
For the first time, individuals in 40 Canadian communities from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Victoria, British Columbia were be able to connect directly with African women and girls at the heart of these community-based initiatives.
The AfriGrand Caravan was proudly supported by the Canadian Auto Workers, CIBC, the Communication, Energy and Paperworkers Union, Aeroplan. The AfriGrand Caravan vehicle is courtesy of Chrysler.
FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE 2010 AFRIGRAND CARAVAN
For more information on the AfriGrand Caravan please contact:
Alexis MacDonald, Director of External Relations