Alexa Joy Potashnik on "White Supremacy and Higher Education"

Alexa Joy Potashnik is the Founder of Black Space Winnipeg, Host of Raw Colours on CKUW95.9FM, local vocal percussionist known as MC Wokeand the former Racialised Student Commissioner with the Canadian Federation of Students - MB. Alexa's work involves creating safe spaces for people of colour while challenging white/male privilege, dominance and supremacy through grass roots activism.

Alexa continues to push against the status-quo, ensuring that there is constant platforms for the abjected voices in society to be seen and heard. This year Alexa was the emcee for the Women's March On Washington - Winnipeg, an event that drew over 3,000 Winnipegers to the heart of downtown, demonstrating solidarity for social justice. On May 6, 2017 in association with the CCPA (Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives) and Black Space Winnipeg, Alexa was honoured to introduce Dr. Angela Davis at her lecture, Freedom is a Constant Struggle. Completing her final year at the University of Winnipeg, Alexa plans to attend grad school expanding her expertise and passion in critical race theory. .