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From Allyship to Advocacy
November 15, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST
Allyship is not an identity—it is a lifelong process of building relationships based on trust, consistency, and accountability. At CRE, initiatives are underway to build relationships while strengthening solidarity between BIPOC youth.
“From Allyship to Advocacy” will feature panelists who have transformed their knowledge into action and are making change by bridging together different communities. If you are feeling lost or stuck in your advocacy journey, join us as we share our passion for solidarity work, lessons learned, and how we can integrate youth into every part of the process.
Register today: https://canadianroots.ca/registration-alyship-to…/
Meet the panelists:
ALEXIA MIRON (SHE/HER)
Alexia (she/her) is Mi’kmaw and lives on unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin territory, colonially known as “Ottawa”. Alexia works in Indigenous community care and is passionate about culture reclamation as well as Indigenizing spaces of engagement for young Indigenous leaders. Alexia works at creating Indigenized culturally safe and relevant spaces to facilitate conversations on youth mental health, including conversations on climate crisis as well as systemic barriers and racism that Indigenous youth face. Growing up, Alexia experienced a lack of education and community programs for youth to reclaim the culture, so she aims to resolve some of these needs in her work.
IG: @alexia.miron @letterstotheland @jack.org_alexia
GURNEET DHAMI (SHE/HER)
Gurneet Dhami is a Panjabi-Sikh settler passionate about bringing social and food justice into the places she lives, works, and studies. In the field of nutrition, her research and advocacy address how racism impacts the representation and inclusion of dietitians from racialized backgrounds. Gurneet has worked with organizations and community experts to change the narrative and promote anti-racism in the field over the past few years. Currently, she is finishing up her MSc at Mount Saint Vincent University and collaboratively working in the non-profit/food security field in her local community in York Region.
EMSKI MISGOKWE (NATASHA LARIVIERE-STEELE) (SHE/HER)
Emski Misgokwe (Strong Earth Woman), also known as Natasha Lariviere-Steele, is an Anishnaabe kwe from Nipissing First Nation. She has advocated for Indigenous youth, Indigenous issues, and mental health for the last 12 years. She holds a diploma in social service work and is enrolled at Laurentian University in the Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work. She is a mother of 3, an Ambassador of Hope for WeMatter, and a founder/Chief Executive Officer of Endaayaan Awejaa. Endaayaan Awejaa is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Indigenous youth and families heal and build solid foundations for their future.
IG: @emskimisgokwe @Endaayaan_awejaa