Welcome Serene Carter
May 25, 2020
Our New Community Partnerships Coordinator
We are very proud to welcome Serene Carter (she/her/hers) to our team as our new Community Partnerships Coordinator. Serene believes representation and uplifting historically marginalized voices creates empowered and more resilient communities. She is a queer, Indian-Fijian, mixed-race femme of colour and settler on the ancestral, traditional, and unceeded territories of the Coast Salish peoples.
Serene has dedicated her professional life to working in Canadian non-profit settings, focusing her work in exploring the intersections of identities and examining what spaces need to better support the diversity of queer communities. When living her best life, Serene is regularly cooking elaborate meals, having solo dance parties, and creating memories with all of her families.
“I’m excited for VPS to connect meaningfully with QTBIPOC communities,” says Serene, “I think it’s time for Pride organizations to see and want to celebrate the accomplishments of BIPOC in queer movements and I’m proud to be part of an organization taking this step towards a more inclusive and equitable Pride.”