Rise Winnipeg

Meet our Spring 2021 Ambassadors

BROOKE MCMULLIN
(She/Her)

An issue I care about is... inequality.

Why RISE?
Network, meet other young professionals who are passionate about the same issues as I am, gain experience, and grow as an individual.

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ELIZABETH THORKELSON
(She/Her)

An issue I care about is... disability justice and fat liberation!

Why RISE?
I am really interested in being more active in my community and love that RISE will help me become more involved, especially in a non-partisan way. I think it's really important to learn how to build bridges and relationships to actually create change. I hope RISE will help me learn with the incredible youth around me so we can build a better world through our project.

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ISAAC KIRUNGI
(He/Him)

An issue I care about is... men's mental health.

Why RISE?
Its an experience that I truly believe will be beneficial to my growth as an individual.

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JENNIFER BLOCK
(She/Her)

An issue I care about is... colonization and its impacts on gender identity and expression

Why RISE?
I want to feel empowered to address issues within my community and connect with others who are passionate about making change!

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LAYI AJAYI
(He/Him)

An issue I care about is... the growing divide between the Haves and the Have-Nots (Transnationally).

Why RISE?
I want to learn leadership skills and to hone my perspective as a leader.

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MARIE N'GUESSEN
(She/Her)

An issue I care about is... racism

Why RISE?
To learn how to raise my voice to make change in the world.

THEIR PROJECT: 

Time Out 204 is a podcast built by youth for youth. We focus on the issue of the lack of gender inclusivity in sports and how it impacts individuals and communities. In doing so, we create a space where experiential and healthy discussions are the foundation of each episode. Our mission is to inform and empower youth on this issue so that they can positively contribute to the conversation. 

In our four episode podcast we speak to individuals who have been or are involved with Winnipeg's sports community. These discussions range from representation, gender diversity, racism, misogyny, and much more.

Stay up to date on IG: @aisbrise_win

Meet the Winnipeg Mentor

Jessica da Silva
(She/Her)

An issue I care about is... Women empowerment, Gender Inclusion and Equity, Racial Equity, Climate Justice

Why RISE?
Because RISE (re)inspires young people to engage with and in the community while helping them to reclaim their power, space and voice in order to become the leaders of tomorrow!

Program Coordinator

Guyaatu Boru
(She/Her)

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