Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
Art Windsor-Essex Welcomes Five New Board Members
Media Release Date 2022-05-09
WINDSOR, ON – At the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Members, Art Windsor-Essex welcomed five new members to AWE’s Board of Directors. The new Board Members join a diverse and dedicated team of community leaders proud to call Windsor-Essex their home and who are devoted to AWE’s transformation into an art gallery for the 21st century.
“We are excited by the breadth of lived experiences of our growing Board,” says Jennifer Matotek, AWE’s Executive Director. “I am thrilled to work with the Board as we continue to execute our five-year strategic plan, and to live our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.”
“Our Board is instrumental in driving the positive changes that we want to see in our community. These new appointments align with the goals of 50 – 30 Challenge, an initiative of the Government of Canada that AWE’s Board committed to several months ago.” says Victoria Little, Board Chair of AWE. “AWE is pleased to join other leading organizations in our community who have committed to this challenge, and to increase the representation and inclusion of diverse groups within Canadian workplaces. We are fortunate to have the support and dedication of these new members, who strongly believe that change happens here – at Art Windsor-Essex.”
Biographies of incoming Board Members:
Evelina Baczewska is a disability rights activist, feminist sociologist and self-described ‘space invader.’ Passionate about cultivating transformative social change by making society accessible, Evelina’s work foregrounds the voices and lived experiences of people living with disabilities as a way of illuminating and eliminating barriers.
Keith Henry recently retired as the President and CEO of the Windsor Mold Group. Keith obtained a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) and a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) from the University of Windsor and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan. In his spare time, he competes in triathlons and has completed more than 20 Ironman events in 7 countries since 2009.