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Outlaws Presents: Karen Sharma – Current 2SLGBTQ+ Topics in Human Rights Law
Karen Sharma (she/her) is a first generation South Asian, living in Treaty 1 territory – Winnipeg. She recently took on the role of A/Executive Director with the Manitoba Human Rights Commission, where she oversees the Commission’s complaint process and human rights education mandate. Prior to this, Karen worked with the Commission as the Director of Investigations and Policy, and with the Government of Manitoba as the Director of Labour Market and Strategic Initiatives for Manitoba Labour and Immigration, and the Manager of the Secretariat to the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Working Group on Foreign Qualifications Recognition of the Forum of Labour Market Ministers. Karen holds a bachelors degree in Women’s and Gender Studies from the University of Winnipeg and is pursuing her Masters in Public Administration from the University of Manitoba, where her research and publications focus on the use of apologies as instruments of public policy. Karen co-chairs the Board of Directors of the Women’s Health Clinic and is an organizer with Queer People of Colour Winnipeg.