Author to share tales of heroic women

Photojournalist and author Paola Gianturco to discuss her book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon.

Sharing amazing tales of heroic women: author Paola Gianturco.

Social activist grandma (and ‘grandothers’) group the Ubuntu Ogogos is bringing a photojournalist and author to Surrey early next month, sharing tales of heroic women.

Paola Gianturco will discuss her new book, Grandmother Power: A Global Phenomenon at a public presentation Tuesday, Oct. 2 (7 p.m.) at the Guildford Public Library. The presentation includes a slide show, question and answer session and book signing.

Grandmother Power features 120 grandmothers in 15 countries who are working to fight poverty, disease, illiteracy, environmental degradation and human rights abuses.

All author royalties will be donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers campaign (Gogos), which works to support African grandmothers who are raising children orphaned by AIDS, and consists of 240 groups of grandmothers, including the Ubuntu Ogogos.

Books will be available for sale at the presentation and at Black Bond Books. The event is free, but please register by calling 604-598-7366 or 604-598-7367.