This is Next Up's 8th year in Edmonton! Our cohort of 13 people work in a wide variety of areas including supporting marginalized folks in Edmonton's inner city, organizing a union drive in their workplace, and working with youth to explore ideas of reconciliation.
An exciting event recently organized and attended by current NUppers and alumni was the Bread and Roses Feminist Campaign School. This event brought together progressive women and non-binary folks who are involved, or thinking about getting involved, in electoral politics. Folks learned new skills and made important connections.
This year we said goodbye Lindsay Ruth Hunt as Program Coordinator and thanked her for her five amazing years as coordinator! Happily, she is now on the Advisory Committee and joined us for this year's orientation. We welcome Laura Collison as our new coordinator. Laura is a public educator who was part of Next Up 2 and has served on the Advisory Committee. She is thrilled to take on this role and is looking forward to an exciting year with cohort 8!