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AfriGrand Caravan

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 epidemic 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.

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 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, and Aeroplan’s Beyond Miles programme. The AfriGrand Caravan vehicle was provided courtesy of Chrysler.

News

Include women-led organizations in Canada’s reproductive health projects July 20, 2017

MUSIMBI KANYORO and THEO SOWA, The Globe and Mail

Dare To Wear Love Gala to Introduce Launch of Urgent Stephen Lewis Foundation LGBTQ Initiative May 5, 2017

Kim Hughes, SAMARITANMAG

Upcoming Events

Guelph Gogo Grandmothers' Fabric & Fibre Frenzy October 21, 2017

Guelph, ON

The Slocan Valley Grassroots Grammas African Dinner October 21, 2017

Winlaw, BC