The BC Grandmothers Campaign, made up of over 50 grandmothers groups, is the collective recipient of this year's Rosemary Brown award.
This award is a memorial to the life and work of the late Hon. Rosemary Brown, a champion of equality and dignity for women everywhere, and was established to honour her life-long work in promoting women's rights. The award is supported by the United Nations Association of Canada, Vancouver Branch, the BC Association of Social Workers,the B.C. Federation of Labour, the BC Human Rights Coalition, the National Congress of Black Women Foundation and the Society for Children and Youth BC.
The award will be presented on June 3 in Vancouver.
The Grandmothers Campaign was launched by the Stephen Lewis Foundation in March of 2006 to recognize the pivotal role grandmothers play in sub-Saharan Africa in dealing with the devastating effects of the AIDS pandemic. More than 220 groups across Canada work to educate, advocate and fundraise to 'turn the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa.'
The Sunshine Coast Grandmothers & GrandOthers are hosting a concert on Saturday, May 16 at St. Hilda's Anglican Church in Sechelt with a host of wonderful local talent, including special guest, Celso Machado. All profits will go to the Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign. Tickets are $15 and available at Gaia Fair Trade, MELOmania and WindSong Gallery.