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RE17 Conference Judge



Debbie is an award-winning Black feminist with over 8 years of local and international advocacy experience in a variety of roles ranging from programming and counseling to policy analysis and project management. She became the new Executive Director at the Canadian Centre for Gender and Sexual Diversity (CCGSD) in July 2020. Debbie holds an M.A. in International Affairs. She has had the pleasure of bridging her passion for social justice with international development at Oxfam Canada and Global Affairs Canada. Additionally, through volunteering and leading feminist initiatives with organizations like the Ottawa Dyke March, Harmony House Women’s Shelter, and Planned Parenthood Ottawa. When she isn't yelling into a megaphone at protests or organizing events, Debbie is probably on a field somewhere playing rugby. Or baking a cake.

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