In our final episode of the Alberta Leaders Series, I have the opportunity to speak with Alberta Leader, Shamair Turner. In this episode, Shamair shares with us her personal journey last spring when she felt the calling to enter politics. Shamair shares with us her thoughts on activism, “You can exist as an activist in many ways … In the communities that I exist in and in the spaces that I’m in, I’m always a voice.” She also explains how we —now more than ever—need to be paying attention to our leaders.
About Shamair Turner
Shamair Turner is a risk and insurance professional, who is currently running for Edmonton city council in Ward Karhiio with a grassroots campaign and a platform centring people, innovation, affordable housing, and business growth. She believes in making the best decisions that both support and protect Edmontonians while ensuring that smart financial decisions and climate action are part of every plan. She has been an advocate for supporting BIPOC women in politics and recently hosted Transforming the Table: the benefits of broadening the view. It was an event featuring women with a variety of experiences and perspectives to increase engagement in local non-profits, media literacy, and Edmonton City council.
She is a first-generation Canadian born and raised in Edmonton.
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