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Lea Roback Events!

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 [...]



The Backbone

By Catherine Lea Roback, an inexhaustible crusader for social justice, was born on November 3, 1903 in Montreal on Guilbault Street. The second of nine children of Jewish Polish immigrant parents, she spent her childhood in Beauport, a village near Quebec City, where her parents had a general store. Their house was small, two children to a bed and some beds were in the living room. Her parents were permissive and open-minded. They valued tolerance, respect, education and speaking out against injustice. Lea’s mother taught [...]