Shima Aisha Robinson works for APIRG on the University of Alberta campus as the programming/working group and research co-ordinator. She is a University of Alberta graduate student in pursuit of a degree in the master of arts in community engagement program through the Faculty of Extension. She advances her enthusiasm for anti-oppression and social justice work volunteering, interning and working with local groups that address systemic issues of oppression and marginalization in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (aka Edmonton). She is an amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (Edmonton)-born student, community builder, poet and spoken-word artist who embodies, with every literary and scholarly effort, the ancient meaning of her chosen pen name. Dwennimmen is the name of an ancient African Adinkra symbol that means strength, humility, learning and wisdom.
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