Mebrat Beyene

Mebrat is a Montreal native who has made the Lower Mainland her home for the last fourteen years. She is a mother, community developer, teacher, and singer known for her passion, enthusiasm, and energy. Currently serving as executive director of WISH Drop-in Centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Mebrat haswork ed in social justice, and non-profit management and community development for close to twenty years. She has
worked closely with women and women-serving organizations as a Programs Officer with Status of Women Canada; and served as Executive Director of PeerNetBC (formerly the Self-Help Resource Association of BC). In a volunteer capacity, Mebrat has served on a wide variety of Boards, committees, and roundtables over the years. As a private consultant, she was most recently the Vancouver Coordinator for the Black Artists’ Networks in Dialogue’s (BAND’s) national Black History Month series, and has also been a popular early childhood music educator. In her spare time, Mebrat is an avid singer and performer.

Apr 28: Talk the Talk: Harm Reduction 12:30 – 2:30 pm Havana Theatre