Kemba Mitchell is a proud third-generation African-Canadian, a mother, and a relentless activist for the empowerment and advancement of the Montreal Black community. Inspired to follow in the footsteps of her late mother, Ina Cassell—a Pan-Africanist, artist and community activist——Mitchell volunteers, now proudly serving as the 15th chairperson of the West Island Black Community Association (WIBCA), a long-standing pillar of the community. Mitchell holds a B.A. in Human Relations from Concordia University. Furthermore, she has more than 17 years of customer-support, project-management, and international logistics-management experience. Her diverse skill set serves her on many fronts, from volunteering with the West Island Blues Festival committee to, most recently, holding a position as the community development agent at a local high school. Mitchell is a proud mentor volunteering with Big Brothers Big Sister of West Island, and was recently appointed to the Lester B. Pearson School Board Task Force on Equality and Inclusivity.
Photo Credits: Kétiana Bello