Uzoma Asagwara is a Canadian politician elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba in the 2019 Manitoba general election. She was born in Nigeria, she is the first queer black person to be elected in Manitoba.
She has been elected into the country’s legislative seat for the New Democratic Party.
Uzoma Asagwara Career
- Asagwara worked as a psychiatric nurse specializing in adult and youth mental health and addictions.
- Grassroots community activist, educator, entrepreneur and mental health advocate.
- Currently serves as a member of the Women’s Health Clinic board of directors.
- Was also a member of the Canadian national women’s basketball and acts as a mentor for youth athletes in downtown Winnipeg.
- In 2014, Asagwara founded Queer People of Colour Winnipeg.
- Asagwara, alongside Jamie Moses and Audrey Gordon, are the first three Black Canadian MLAs elected in Manitoba. They are also the first queer black person to win a seat.