Board of Directors:
President: Jo-Anne Lee
Treasurer: Gayle Nye
Secretary: Audrey Yap
Aboriginal Liaison: Janet Rogers
Auntie Representative: Lina de Guevara
Directors-at-Large: Christine Downing, Melanie Matining, Andrea Monteiro
Rita Kozma was an antidote Sistah in the early years of antidote’s existence and has returned to assume the position of Youth Program Coordinator bringing extensive experience in start up of numerous dynamic participatory programs for children and youth in Victoria.
Through this work Rita has developed a broad community and maintains connections to services and networks available for children, youth, and families in Victoria. Using popular education as a foundation, Rita’s approach is founded upon her training in women’s studies, sociology, and richly diverse life experiences. Rita is a positive, thoughtful and inclusive facilitator and is teaming happily with antidote Project Director, girls, sistahs, aunties and Board to bring about antidote’s mission and potential.
Reflecting Rita’s excellent written and oral communication skills and fluency in English, French and Arabic a big antidote shout out,
“Welcome, Bienvenue et Ahlan wa sahlan Rita!”
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Sabina has a strong commitment to building communities that are compassionate and caring and believes that supporting and nurturing multiracial and Indigenous girls and women is a key aspect of continuing to create healthy, resilient communities. She brings extensive skills, experience, and knowledge from her role as Executive Director of a very busy youth shelter and drop-in centre. Her training and experience in the provision of anti-oppression workshops is extensive, including organizational capacity building and cross- and inter-cultural conflict resolution. Sabina has developed policies, procedures and organizational frameworks in which anti-oppressive theories were successfully enacted.
As a woman of mixed race Sabina’s own navigation of discrimination and inequity based on gender, orientation, race, and (dis)ability has informed her commitment to creating new ways of mobilizing change that honours life stories and lived experiences. Sabina believes that this is even more urgent and crucial for Indigenous and multicultural/racialized women and girls, as our voices and experiences have so often been rendered invisible.
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