The Lieutenant Governor presided over the Lincoln Alexander Awards at Queen’s Park.
This award is given to young people who have shown strong leadership in eliminating racial discrimination. Three awards are given out each year: two Student Awards and one Community Award.
- Manaal Chasso, 18, of Ottawa, who ran anti-black racism campaigns in her high school and created the Stay Woke clubwhich encouraged the student body to stay conscious of social issues.
- Lisa Wang, 18, of North York, who founded the Social Justice and Equity Committee at her high school and held many initiatives to celebrate the rich ethnic makeup of the student body.
- Fiqir Worku, 22, of Waterloo, who as Vice President of the University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression, established a centre for racialized students at the university.
Learn more about the 2018 recipients here.
View photos from the event here.
Learn more about the awards here.
On #LincolnAlexanderDay we celebrate the legacy of a pioneer whose impact is still felt through the award that bears his name. Congrats to the winners who have taken it upon themselves to challenge systemic discrimination, acting in substantive & distinctive ways to fight racism. pic.twitter.com/GevrFDTp5S
— Elizabeth Dowdeswell (@LGLizDowdeswell) January 21, 2019