Meet Anne Malone! She is running for Councillor at Large.
I am a Disability Rights activist who has lived in the greater downtown area of St. John’s for most of my life.
For many years, I worked in administraive roles at various local arts organizations including Eastern Edge Gallery, St. Michael’s Printshop, Neighbourhood Dance Works, and the Craft Council NL. In 2008 I experienced severe and permanent sight loss, and now navigate the city with my Guide Dog Cheryl.
I am a member of the Social Justice Co-op NL, where I engage in work related to accessiblity, poverty elimination, and green, sustainable communities and economies. I am allied with the BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ communities, and am dedicated to helping to create an equitable, caring city that reflects and celebrates the diversity of its people.
We asked Anne why she decided to run:
As I reflect on the able, racial, cultural, and generational diversity of our city in contrast to the predictable, homogenous identities of most of our poiitical leaders, I believe it is imperative that the lived experience of all marginalized minorities are not merely desirable, they are imperative to the realization of a just and caring community.
As a woman with a disablity, I bring a perspective and qualities to the forefront that have been conspicuously absent at City Hall. I bleieve that, in addition to fiscal responsibility, good governance requires diverse representation, lived experience, empathy, and a commitment to equality and justice for all residents of our city.