Anny Chen is second-generation Chinese-Canadian, and strongly shaped by her upbringing as a child of refugees from Southeast Asia. Born in northern British Columbia and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, she continues to live and work in Treaty 1 Territory and is grateful to be involved in community organizing in the city and supporting Indigenous media as part of the Red Rising Collective. Anny’s love for experiential learning and community engagement started during her work with Katimavik and was nurtured by a Master of Education in adult education and community development. Anny is particularly driven by the need for anti-oppression education and Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations-building, and believes in the importance of showing up and getting your hands dirty when it comes to building healthy, safe and inclusive communities.
Photo credit: Greg Littlejohn (Winnipeg, MB)