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Women and Leadership: Frances Laracy

1988 · 10m

1988; video; 10 minutes

In 1988, I was hired to edit a video series for MUN Extension. It was part of The Rural Women’s Learning Project and this component on rural women and leadership had been developed by Linda Cullum and Elaine Condon. I had fun learning to use the cumbersome video editing equipment and going to work every day in the now famous and greatly lamented MUN Extension offices.

Five women from throughout the province were profiled: Jessie Bird of Cartwright, Labrador, Joan Kinden of Roddickton on the Northern Peninsula, Bernadette Dwyer of Fogo Island, Mercedes Edwards of Lawn on the Burin Peninsula and Frances Laracy of Conception Harbour on the Avalon Peninsula. These videos can all be accessed through Memorial University’s Digital Archives Initiative.

I have included this video of Frances Laracy because I was part of the production. The original footage was damaged, and Elaine Condon and I drove out to Conception Bay for a re-shoot. I remember learning what a trike was as we drove back to town in the snowy dark.