Editor Penny Goldsmith has owned and operated Lazara Press. She is also the Vancouver-based co-author, with Georgina Taylor and Jan Barnsley, of: Women and Children Last: Custody Disputes in the Family Justice System (Vancouver Custody and Access Support and Advocacy Association, 1996).

She also co-authored a graphic booklet, Storming the Digital Divide: The PovNet Story (Lazara 2016), about an online anti-poverty network based in B.C. but with links to the rest of the country and beyond. Activists tell their stories of using PovNet to connect with others advocating for the rights of poor people, indigenous people, farmworkers, fishermen, people with disabilities, immigrants and refugees. There is also a timeline showing how austerity politics impacted grassroots social justice activists as the Canadian government social welfare policies were re-structured between 1971 too the present. [See review below]


Storming the Digital Divide: The PovNet Story (Lazara 2016); Illustrations by Kara Sievewright with additional drawings by Nicole Marie Burton. $12.95 978-0-920999-11-0

[BCBW 2016] "Women" "Law" "Publishing"


Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Storming the Digital Divide: The PovNet Story