Rebecca Kaplan was born in Ontario, Canada and grew up living with a universal healthcare system, in a family and community which encouraged her to fight for the rights of workers.
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I grew up in a community where there was a lot of poverty. My community in Medellin, Colombia did not have schools or hospitals, and the houses were all made of wood. There were no projects to help young people have opportunities, but what did abound was violence, drugs, and abuse in all forms.