The Resource The great granny revolution, by Robert and Brenda Rooney, (electronic resource)

The great granny revolution, by Robert and Brenda Rooney, (electronic resource)

Label
The great granny revolution
Title
The great granny revolution
Statement of responsibility
by Robert and Brenda Rooney
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Great Granny Revolution describes the remarkable partnership between black South African grandmothers who are raising their grandchildren, orphaned by AIDS, and a group of grandmothers from North America. It all began with Rose Letwaba, a psychiatric nurse counseling these orphans at a township clinic. She noticed that often their caregivers were Gogos (meaning "Granny" in Zulu). She brought the Gogos together for mutual support every Wednesday afternoon. Before long forty Gogos were meeting for comfort, sewing classes and to work in the garden. These women had survived oppression under the apartheid regime and the riots during the struggle for democracy. They endured the isolation that the stigma of AIDS brings to families and the heartache of burying their own children. Now, in old age, with poverty forced upon them, these women had the burden of the next generation. In 2004 Rose Letwaba spoke to a small group of people in Quebec about her concerns for these women, and the next day Norma Geggie, an 80-year-old, decided to do something about it. Twelve women gathered at Norma's home to offer moral and financial support to these Gogos living half a world away. They inspired others to get involved and more groups were formed. Meanwhile, the simple knowledge that women on the other side of the world cared about them brought hope to the Gogos and invigorated their efforts. Eventually there was a meeting in Toronto of women from both continents which sparked an exciting new movement. In Africa the AIDS pandemic continues to rage, but where governments have failed to respond, grandmothers in North America have decided to act
Cataloging source
VaAlASP
Characteristic
videorecording
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rooney, Robert
Intended audience
For College; Adult audiences
Language note
This edition in English
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Rooney, Brenda
Runtime
52
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • AIDS (Disease)
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandmothers
  • Grandparents as parents
  • Self-help groups
Target audience
general
Label
The great granny revolution, by Robert and Brenda Rooney, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641333
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747796747
Video recording format
other
Label
The great granny revolution, by Robert and Brenda Rooney, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.aspresolver.com/aspresolver.asp?FLON;1641333
Publication
Note
  • Originally released as DVD
  • Title from resource description page (viewed May 24, 2011)
Antecedent source
file reproduced from original
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (52 min.).
Form of item
electronic
Medium for sound
other
Reformatting quality
access
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
  • remote
  • other
System control number
(OCoLC)747796747
Video recording format
other

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