Lord, I ask you to be with MLA Uzoma Asagwara today. I ask that you would bless their hands in all the work they need to accomplish today. I pray, Lord, that you would provide for them the wisdom, understanding and compassion to serve the people in their constituency and to serve those people well. I ask Lord that you would give them a new awareness. I ask for health and safety for Uzoma and their family. Amen.
Uzoma Asagwara is a Nigerian-Canadian elected in 2019 as MLA for Union Station representing the New Democratic Party. Their election was a historical mark in the country, they are one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house. Asagwara has worked in Canada as a psychiatric nurse specializing in adult and youth mental health and addictions, and has been a community activist in Winnipeg. The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, but is also an athlete. Asagwara was a member of the Canadian national women’s basketball and acts as a mentor for youth athletes in downtown Winnipeg. They are a grassroots community activist, educator, entrepreneur and mental health advocate and currently serve as a member of the Women’s Health Clinic board of directors.