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The fourth free session of the Bison Transport Sport LeadHERship Series will break down stereotypes and critically discuss the impacts and effects of systemic discrimination and social exclusion.

You’ll hear from Anastasia Bucsis, Betty Kassa, and Lily Rich as they offer insight, awareness, and understanding on misunderstood or marginalized people in our community. Learn from their journeys within sport and the barriers they faced, so we can create a more inclusive environment in sport.

About our speakers:

Betty Kassa is the Program Soccer Coach at Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy. Coming to Canada from Ethiopia in 2015, Betty uses her experience and passion for sport to teach kids fundamentals. Winnipeg Newcomer Sport Academy is an organization that aims to give low-income, refugee, and newcomer youth multi-sport programming to help them integrate into their new communities.

Lily Rich is a para swimmer and public speaker. Lily was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at a young age. Now, at age 16, she continues to advocate on behalf of people with disabilities in sport and was selected to sit on Manitoba’s Student Advisory Council for the 2021-22 academic year.

Anastasia Bucsis is an analyst, host, and commentator at CBC. A two-time Olympic speed skater and member of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community, Anastasia uses her platform and podcast, Player’s Own Voice, to champion issues around mental health, remove homophobia in sport, and tell the stories of Canada’s high-performance athletes.

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