Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s rights advocate and public educator. Julie works with various feminist organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence, engaging bystanders and building communities of support. She is a frequent media source on issues of violence against women and her work has appeared on Al Jazeera, CBC’s The National, TVO’s The Agenda, Vice, WIRED magazine and FLARE, among others. She is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.
JAMES LAXER is a Professor of Political Science at York University in Toronto. An award-winning author and a former Toronto Star columnist, Laxer is the author of twenty-three books, including Mission of Folly: Canada and Afghanistan, Perils of Empire and Red Diaper Baby: A Boyhood in the Age of McCarthyism.
Mary Jo Leddy is the Director of Romero House in Toronto and a member of the Order of Canada. She is the author of Radical Gratitude, At the Border Called Hope: Where Refugees are Neighbours, and In the Eye of the Catholic Storm: The Church Since Vatican 11.
Lazer Lederhendler is a full-time freelance translator specializing in contemporary Québécois fiction and nonfiction. His work has earned him literary distinctions in Canada and abroad, including multiple nominations for the Governor General’s Literary Award, which he won in 2008 for the translation of Nikolski by Nicolas Dickner. Lederhendler is also a three-time winner of the Cole Foundation Prize for Translation awarded by the Quebec Writers’ Federation. His translation of the novel Malabourg by Perrine Leblanc is forthcoming from the House of Anansi later this year. Lazer Lederhendler lives in Montreal.
David Lester is the guitarist in the underground rock duo Mecca Normal. The duo has been cited as an influence on the social movement known as Riot Grrrl. His poster of anti-war protester Malachi Ritscher was exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. He is the author/illustrator of The Gruesome Acts of Capitalism and the graphic novel The Listener. He designed the labour movement’s weekly newspaper Solidarity Times during the strike of 1983 in British Columbia. David is currently working on a graphic biography of Emma Goldman.