Sincere thanks to Tu Thanh Ha for his excellent article in the Globe and Mail that features Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova, her biographer Clyde Sanger, supporter Bruce Cockburn and myself.
He spent a decade in Tanzania, teaching, co-ordinating rural development projects and earning a master’s degree in development studies at the University of Dar es Salaam. “A lot of what Lotta said started to make sense to me,” he said.
It is nice to see the spotlight shone like this on a refugee to Canada who made such an important contribution to her adopted homeland and who connected her new society so deeply to the far corners of the globe.
My hope is that this article will stimulate many others to further explore this fascinating part of Canadian social history.
And of course, launching a campaign to have Lotta’s iconic image on a Canadian postage stamp is now front and centre for 2018!
We’d like to support the petition to put Dr. Lotta Hitschmanova’s face and values on a postage stamp. Has it begun? How can we get a copy of the petition?
Wonderful, Rachel! In the coming weeks, I hope to get this started up. You can check back on this blog from time to time, or hit the Subscribe button at the top right corner of this webpage, and you’ll be the first to hear about the petition. Thanks again, David Rain
I’m thinking now would be the perfect time to start the petition, riding on the attention of the Globe and Mail article.