Annual General Meeting
Exercise democracy and learn about MZD’s covid season and Equity/Diversity roadmap. Memberships must be purchased by October 2nd in order to vote.
As part of the AGM this year MZD has invited a guest speaker Gabe Calderón to speak about about Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Ability.
Gabe Calderón (they/them, kiin/wiin) is nij-manidowag & îhkwew (two spirit/trans), queer and Mi'kmaq/L’nu, Algonquin/Omamiwinini, Scottish and French Canadian thriving with disAbilities and neurodivergence. They currently live in Treaty 6 territory's Amiskwacîwâskahikan (Edmonton) as an author, poet, mixed media artist, activist and educator. Gabe has achieved several literary and poetry awards, namely a Lambda Literary Award 2021, an Indigenous Arts and Stories from the Governor General’s Awards in 2019 and 2nd place at the Canadian Festival of Spoken Work 2019. Most notably known as the author of: Andwànikàdjigan in the anthology: Love After the End published by Arsenal Pulp Press and the poetry chapbook: Noojimo’ nishki’ biijina published by Moon Jelly House. Gabe single handedly launched their organization, Mokinan Consulting, which strives to empower, decolonize and educate. You can find Gabe on Tiktok & Instagram @nishingabe or with their website www.mokinanconsulting.com.