Father speak to the heart of MLA Uzoma Asagwara, help them to feel your love, acceptance and peace. Help them to hear your heart for things that matter in their calling to govern. Help them to know you are with Uzoma. I pray that their eyes would become clear to your work and would see you working through them for social justice, for people that need a voice, for people that need comfort. In Jesus’ name. 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.