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Mebrat Beyene

Ask an Expert - Sept 23, 2021 - Panelist
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Mebrat Beyene

Panelist
Youth Network Event
Sept 23, 2021 – Ask an Expert

Mebrat is an Eritrean, born in Ethiopia and raised in Montreal. As executive director of WISH and co-chair of Living in Community, Mebrat supports women and initiatives related to the health and safety of women and gender-diverse people engaged in street-based sex work.

She has worked in social justice, and non-profit management and community development for over twenty years. Mebrat has worked closely with women and women-serving organizations as a Programs Officer with Status of Women Canada; and served as executive director of PeerNetBC. She is also a recipient of the 2020 YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Award in the Non-Profit category.

In a volunteer capacity, Mebrat sits on the boards of the Equality Fund and Pivot Legal Society; she also serves on the City of Vancouver’s Black History Month Planning Committee, and also volunteers with the Vancouver Youth Choir. She lives in East Van, doing as much singing, adventuring, and plotting with her son as she can…much to their cat’s chagrin.

Welcome Mebrat and thank you for being with us today.

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