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Julie Anne Le Gras Collection

Julie Anne Le Gras spent three decades working on the advancement of the status of women, in Alberta and nationally.  She was a founder of Common Woman Books, and a member of RATJAM.  She coordinated an all-woman campaign committee for a woman’s bid for city councillor in Edmonton, and was on the Alberta Status of Women Action Committee’s Steering Committee. Julie Anne organized many women’s conferences in Alberta through the 70s, 80s and 90s, and was writer and publisher for The Other Alberta Report.  In addition to many research projects on women’s status and activities, she was a script writer for the ACCESS television series About Women. The process of how women organized was one of her major interests.  Since the old models of organizing appeared to have become increasingly ineffective, she presented a proposal to the federal department of Secretary of State, with the intent to research and document innovative organizing techniques.  Pushing the Limits is the compilation of this research. The strategies and experiences of seven  Alberta women activist groups in the early 1980's are documented, based on extensive in-depth sessions with representatives of those groups, and illustrated with theory and international views on organizing.














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