Grandmother Knows Best

Posted by: perry 10/7/2013 11:52 PM

Monday, October 7, 2013

Grandmother Knows Best
Though their role here in America is sometimes less pronounced that in other international cultures, grandparents play an important role in defining the values and moral structure of a family and their communities.  For powerful evidence of the power of the elder generation, we turn our attention to the grave socioeconomic issues facing the nation of South Africa.  An unyielding population of grandmothers are uniting and standing firm against the tide of poverty and HIV/Aids that is decimating their families and country.  On today's HearSay we'll explore the deeply personal story of these unstoppable women and the organization, Grandmothers Against Poverty and AIDS (GAPA), that is working to educate and empower them further.

Scheduled Guests:
Jo-Anne Smetherham
- South African Journalist, Co-Author: “Nevergiveups”

Jennifer Fish - Chair, Department of Women’s Studies at Old Dominion University

Thelma Nkone - South African Grandmother

Vivienne Budaza - Executive Director, GAPA



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