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Tom Sandborn

Braundy (newspaper clipping at left, 1981, and with trades-sisters, second from

Barrier-busting journey level carpenter takes up tools of change for women

Women's access to the well-paying skilled trades continues to be dismal. Author Marcia Braundy continues to take that on.
Elsie Dean and granddaughter Mic

At 91, Elsie Dean remains an active elder of B.C.'s political activist community

With the stakes so high, it is important to honour the elders who have set examples of relentless, joyful struggle.