Lord, surround MLA Uzoma Asagwara today and everyday with wisdom and peace. Thank you for giving them guidance and direction in how to best meet the needs of Union Station constituency. You have given them a gift of being able to see the best in people. Thank you for their passion to make a difference in people’s lives. May they be healthy and see your hand of favour and protection. Amen
Uzoma Asagwara is a Nigerian-Canadian elected in 2019 as MLA for Union Station representing the New Democratic Party. Their election was a historical mark in the country, they are one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house. Asagwara has worked in Canada as a psychiatric nurse specializing in adult and youth mental health and addictions, and has been a community activist in Winnipeg. The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, but is also an athlete. Asagwara was a member of the Canadian national women’s basketball and acts as a mentor for youth athletes in downtown Winnipeg. They are a grassroots community activist, educator, entrepreneur and mental health advocate and currently serve as a member of the Women’s Health Clinic board of directors.