Dwayne Morgan, a Toronto TV host and spoken word artist (to name just a couple of the things he’s known for), has announced that he’s running for office, joining Ontario’s NDP party as a candidate in Toronto. You can find the press release below.
“Dwayne Morgan for Scarborough North”
For the past twenty-five years, Dwayne Morgan has been a fixture in Toronto’s arts and culture scene, but now he’s dropped his pen and has committed to join Ontario’s NDP, as their candidate for his home riding of Scarborough North.
“I’ve spent over two decades advocating for, and telling the stories of the disenfranchised, and those forgotten by systems of power. As I reflected on my twenty fifth anniversary, I felt like more could be done, so I decided to try to be the change.”
NDP leader Andrea Horwath is thrilled to have Dwayne on her team.
“Dwayne has deep roots in Scarborough. From his powerful work as an artist, to his incredible legacy as a community advocate fighting for justice, he has been a leader in transforming communities and helping people find their voice. I know that his passion and vision will be invaluable to our team, and I am excited to see what he’ll bring to the community as a New Democrat candidate and MPP,” said Horwath.
Morgan is the founder of Up From the Roots Entertainment, a company that showcases spoken word poetry and other forms of artistic expression. His contributions to the local, national and international arts, urban music and spoken word scenes have won him numerous awards. Most notably, Dwayne has been inducted in to the Scarborough Walk of Fame, and is the recipient of the African Canadian Achievement Award, as well as the Harry Jerome Award for Excellence in the Arts.
“It is a tremendous honour and privilege to represent the people in Scarborough, who deserve leadership that listens and that will fight alongside them to restore hope for a better life. Together we can eliminate barriers to advancement and resources. Together, we can inspire and uplift those who have been left out for far too long. This mission is what drove me as artist. It’s the reason I am a candidate, and it will be what drives me as Scarborough North’s Member of Provincial Parliament,” said Morgan.
For more information visit the official site DwayneMorgan.ca.
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