Dec 10, 2010
Posted by: Mary Walsh
Who couldn't be moved by Gladys Radek, a woman who campaigns for righteousness in the shadow of the missing and the murdered?
She cries out for justice in a world that has never given Gladys much reason to believe that justice is an option. She became an activist who is marching for not only aboriginal women, but for all Canadian women whose voices have been silenced by violence.
It is Gladys' vision to seek justice, closure, equality and accountability for the families of the missing and murdered women and for the women themselves. She believes with all her heart that if we all work together we can stop violence against women. Gladys fights for all of us...rich and poor...the haves and the have-nots...that we may one day live with dignity and respect throughout our lives.
Though she walks with a prosthetic leg, she marches for justice.
Though she has been victimized, she cries out against violence.
Though often dispossessed herself, she seeks to lift up the deprived.
It has been an honour and a privilege to advocate for both Gladys Radek and Jorge de Guzman, to work with the great team at CBC, and to be reminded all over again that indeed the world is full of a thousand tendernesses and that truly...we make a living by what we get.... but we make a life by what we give.