Rosemary Ganley

Rosemary Ganley

Rosemary Ganley has been active in international and human rights work for 45 years in Peterborough and overseas. She taught literature in English in public, separate and private schools in Ontario, Quebec, Jamaica and Tanzania, and was constantly inspired by the work of Margaret Laurence and by her valued friendship with the writer.

Laurence’s “global imagination showed me the possibilities inherent in the human enterprise.”

Rosemary and her spouse John formed an NGO, “Jamaican Self Help” in 1980, which thrives today. She served for two years on the national board of Amnesty International and now has a monthly column in the Peterborough Examiner. One of her enduring interests has been in feminism and spirituality. Her talk at Lakefield United Church on Sunday July 12 will explore these qualities in Laurence’s life and fiction.

Years Participated: 2015

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