Spring 2008

Radical Roots
$3.00

News

6 HERSTREET PAVES WAY

By Jane Shulman

7 UGANDAN MOTHERS HELPED BY CANADIAN DOC

by Melanie Cummings

8 CAMPAIGN UPDATES

12 THE WAR AGAINST WOMEN IN AFGHANISTAN

by Lauryn Oates

13 ROLLER DERBY MAKES COMEBACK

 

Features

16 RADICAL ROOTS

The movement to protect Canada’s boreal forest has a

special place in the hearts of women. In fact, women

feature prominently among Canada’s forest experts.

by Cindy Filipenko

20 HOMELAND. SECURITY.

As the writer discovers, homeland isn’t always where

one finds security, just as the pursuit of identity has

little to do with the confines of geographic borders.

by Maya Khankhoje

26 MONUMENTAL WOMEN

Does Canada do enough to honour its foremothers?

by Noreen Shanahan

32 CROSSING COMMUNITIES

Professional artists team up with women in jail, at-risk

youth and others to inspire change.

by Leah Sandals

36 GULP FICTION

Girl fiction—that is, young adult fiction for the female

market—has become edgier in recent years. The author

ponders the pros and con(tradiction)s of mainstreaming

counterculture.

by Tara-Michelle Ziniuk

53 CIRCLE OF VIOLENCE

The legacy of violence against women in South Africa

is the theme of Rozena Maart’s book.

by Irene D’Souza

 

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