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Pride Toronto board candidate profiles 2012

Pride Toronto board candidate profiles 2012

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Paul Saguil
 Paul Jonathan Saguil practises litigation at Stockwoods LLP. He is theVice Chair of the Ontario Bar Association’s Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Section, a Board director of the Federation of Asian CanadianLawyers, and a member of the OBA’s Equality Committee and Equity Advisory Group of the Law Society of Upper Canada. He has beeninvolved in various advocacy initiatives, including drafting publicstatements and submissions, regarding the impact of legislative and policyproposals on equity-seeking communities. With your support, he hopes tocontribute to Pride Toronto’s work, particularly regarding legal andgovernance issues, outreach and communication, and strategic -planning.
Erika Manata
 Erika Manata is a dynamic individual with a strong commitment to social justice and a deep interest in electoral politics, housing, urbandevelopment, and newcomer services. Erika served 7 years as a TorontoCity Hall political staffer and is currently starting a Master’s program in thefield of Immigration and Settlement. She received her B.A. at the Universityof Toronto, where she was also part of the LGBTOUT team. As a previous Dyke March Coordinator, as well as a member of severalLGBT community groups, her focus has been on building relationshipsbetween our community and our allies. She hopes to return to Pride in thecapacity of Board Member to focus on the expansion of Family Pride andto outreach to new members of our community. Erika is fluent inPortuguese, Spanish and French.
Kerry Bell
 Kerry is engrossed in various aspects of the LGBTTIQQ2SA community.She served as the Beverage Garden Manager for Pride Toronto 2012. Sheworked with EGALE Canada on Bill 279 getting the message out there for equal rights for the Trans Community. She is currently a Board member atThe 519 Community Center. Kerry started a business in her home countryJamaica, against all odds, honing the skills of LGBTQ youths in theperforming liberal and visual arts, all in a clandestine fashion because of the violent homophobic terrain in that country.With a background in Entertainment and a Degree in Hospitality andTourism Management, she has worked for the top two Hotel chains in theCaribbean as an Event Coordinator. Her work has taken her to numerouscountries and US States. She brings to Canada, and the Board, 12 yearsof international experience in Event Planning, Community Engagement, Arts and Culture.
Lauryn Kronick
 Lauryn Kronick brings more than three years of experience organizing inthe queer community in Montreal, Ottawa and Toronto. Lauryn was amember of the organizing collective with Dyke Marches in Toronto andOttawa and was the Vice-Chair of Communications with Capital Pride in2011 after joining the festival as Media Relations Coordinator in 2010.Lauryn attended the Fierté Canada Pride Conference in Halifax in 2011and connected with many different Pride organizations across Canada,forming invaluable connections that strengthen the grassrootscommmunity-based model that inspires her to keep working on initiativesin the queer community. Lauryn is bilingual and helped bring more Frenchcommunication to Capital Pride, is a self-professed social media and newsconnoisseur, loves networking at community events and covering herself inglitter.
Tim Guram
 Interested in the potential for Culture to inspire positive change, TimGuram brings a passionate and creative perspective to the arena of museums, festivals, and cultural planning. Tim brings with him a strongskill set and international experience in artistic direction, cultural planningand branding, public facilitation, and audience engagement. In addition,Tim’s contribution to Pride Toronto will be enhanced by his repeatedsupport and involvement with organizations such as the Toronto Peoplewith AIDS Foundation and Fashion Cares.Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts Honors in Kinesiology with a focus onCommunity Wellness from the University of Western Ontario. He alsoholds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art History and Studio Art from ConcordiaUniversity in Montreal. More recently, Tim pursued and successfullycompleted a Masters degree in Museum Studies from the University of Toronto.
Christin Milloy
 Christin Milloy is an activist and writer, with professional background in ITManagement and Web development. Her work has been published inXTRA.In October 2011, Christin became the first ever trans-identified person torun as a candidate for political office at the provincial level (Mississauga—Brampton South riding).She serves as Vice-Chair of the Executive Committee for the Ontario

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