WEDNESDAY, August 31 at 7pm with Karen Sharma, Anna Marie Janzen, and Helga Jakobson!
ARTSJUNKTION, 312 WILLIAM IN THE COURTYARD
Dress for the weather! (If it rains/weather is very bad, we will be indoors)
Accessibility notes: The bathrooms are indoors and there are five steps to get into the building.
We will be audio recording the event and sharing post-event.
Karen Sharma (she/her) is a first generation South Asian living in Winnipeg – Treaty One territory. Karen is currently the Acting Executive Director of the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, where she has worked for the past six years. As the Commission’s Executive Director, Karen's job is to lead promotion and protection of human rights in Manitoba through administration of Manitoba’s human rights complaints system; the development of policy and research; and the delivery of human rights education. In addition, Karen is a co-organizer with Queer People of Colour Winnipeg, an organization that creates programming that centres and celebrates Two-Spirit, Queer and Trans Black, Indigenous, people of colour. Karen also co-chairs the Board of Directors of the Women’s Health Clinic. In her spare time, she can be found DJing local dance parties and quilting, both under the pseudonym Lucky Sharms. She lives with her partner and pets in Winnipeg’s North End.