The Montreal Raging Grannies in Action

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.

Indeed it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead
Cultural Anthropologist

Who are the Montreal Raging Grannies?

Spoofing the granny image of a century ago, the Raging Grannies dress in aprons, shawls, feathers, and flowered hats, singing humorous songs targeting their concerns. In these costumes they engage in street theatre antics to gain popular and media attention. To quote a line from one of their songs, “We’re just a gaggle of grannies – we don’t sit on our fannies.”

The Grannies rage about these topics and more:  war, escalating military budgets, nuclear pollution, medicare, landmines, fair trade, climate change, GMO foods, toxic pollutants and war toys.

What do you need to be a Raging Granny?

A sense of humour and an ability both to be objective and to compromise when working with others. Willingness to make noise. An open heart to learn something new. No singing ability required although it helps if you can carry a tune. Passion. Joy. Delight. No colour sense, obviously. A friendly disposition. Kindness. Scientific curiosity can’t hurt.

Despite our name you do NOT have to be a biological grandmother to be a Raging Granny.

We sing out of a deep commitment to justice, peace and equal treatment for all.

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