A potent voice for change – U of A

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A potent voice for change – U of A

by ahnationtalk on January 28, 2016352 Views

January 27, 2016

Author, activist and International Week keynote speaker Stephen Lewis waxes eloquent on the global blueprint for eradicating poverty.

Mention Stephen Lewis to anyone who’s had a chance to hear him address an audience and you get a common response—“What a powerful speaker!” The exceptional oratorical gifts of this social activist, author and former politician are undeniable, but he is also tenaciously dedicated to the “good fight,” advocating for the world’s poor and working tirelessly to stem the tide of HIV/AIDS in Africa.

When asked about his love of words, he cites the influence of his father David Lewis, a former leader of Canada’s New Democratic Party, who “spoke wonderfully and had a tremendous gift for language.” He also credits his wife, journalist and author Michele Landsberg, a “talented wordsmith who changed my socialism into a socialism with feminism.”

Read More: https://uofa.ualberta.ca/news-and-events/newsarticles/2016/january/a-potent-voice-for-change

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