Activist, The BC Community Alliance
Markiel Simpson is a high-level athlete turned community advocate, who is actively working towards having Canadian Black History taught in schools across BC. Markiel is on the steering committee of the BC Community Alliance, a local non- for profit dedicated to breaking down systemic racism, especially as it affects BC’s Black community. Markiel is also a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers’ Vancouver hub, and co-Director of Diversity for the BC NDP’s Young New Democrats. Markiel was born in Montreal, but raised in East Vancouver, he has been drawn to politics and creating systemic change his whole life and is always one to stand up and speak out for those unable to speak for themselves.