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Posted by on Jul 22, 2014 in Interviews with VOWs

An Interview with Jean Lee

Marijke Vander Klok Imagine: It’s 1963. Together with twenty four other women, all passionate members of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace, you embark on the trip of a lifetime. You’ve never been in an airplane before, and you take off from Toronto Pearson International (a shack in a field compared to how it looks today!) to fly across the Atlantic and taste Europe for the very first time. In London, England, you are invited to the homes of well-to-do individuals who identify themselves as communists. You share a meal with them, discussing peace and gender equality. Back in North America, in the throes of the Cold War, it is practically a criminal offence to be affiliated with the Communist Party, but in London, it’s nothing to be a communist. read more