How can we recognise the power within us? How do we create brave spaces where we are empowered to advocate for ourselves? How can we pursue career fields based on our passion rather than societal pressures? These and more questions were addressed by Koumbie '12, Alfred '15, and Curtis, our panelists at the Middle School assembly on the topic of Advocacy and Me.
Alfred Burgesson is the Founder & CEO of Tribe Network — a social enterprise building Canada's BIPOC Entrepreneurship & Innovation Hub. Koumbie is an award-winning director, writer, and actor. She is the co-operator of Afro Viking Pictures Inc., focused on promoting a Canadian culture of kindness, courage and inclusion by challenging societal thinking. Curtis Whiley works for the government of Nova Scotia as the manager of Land Titles Initiative - a project that strives to preserve and protect the history and legacy of the African Nova Scotian Community.
Thank you, all, for taking the time to converse with us, tell your stories and empower us to create our brave spaces.