Lea Roback Events!

Almost twelve years after her death, the work and passion of Lea Roback continues to resonate with people who knew her as well as with new audiences.  There are two large, up-coming events that will feature Roback’s legacy and commitment to helping others.  On May 5th at 7:30 p.m., the Lea Roback Foundation presents a musical evening to raise funds for their scholarship programme.  The Foundation provides financial aid to women who are “socially committed and economically disadvantaged.”  The evening will consist of a concert featuring songs of struggle as well as selections from Paul Robeson’s repertoire.  Featuring the talents of Thomas Fox, Kathy Kennedy and Andrew Cowan, tickets cost $25 and moneys raised go towards the scholarship fund.  For more information, contact the Foundation through their website: www.fondationlearoback.org, or view the attached poster.

The second event featuring Lea Roback takes place at the Bibliothèque et Archives nationale du Québec on May 15that 7:30 p.m. in the Grande Auditorium.  The event, Archives à voix haute – Un siècle de vies à Montréal, 1900-2000, presents to the public the words of notable figures in Montreal’s history: frère Marie-Victorin, Henri Bourassa and Lea Roback.  One of Lea’s radio speeches concerning women in the workforce post-World War II, translated into French, will be presented for the audience.  For more information, visit the BAnQ’s page of activities.

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