Anna Mhira A.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

Red River Heritage Fair

Viola Desmond - Fight For What is Right

My project is about the life and legacy of Viola Desmond and all her hardships before she became the face of the new ten-dollar bill. In this video, she had made a great effort to serve her community by opposing the segregation law. She fought for what is right and for what she believes in.



What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing that I learned in my project was that race is not a hindrance to achieve your dreams or goals in life. Pursue your dreams no matter how hard, no matter how hopeless. Always find a way and explore every opportunity. In the end, you will be rewarded for your hard work with a sweet taste of success.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

Nowadays, people are treated equally, the segregation and discrimination were prohibited anywhere. Power, opportunities, privileges, and rights are equal for everybody. These kinds of balances create a better community and a better place to live in. From this project, I learned how racism separates us from people without any valid reason. This kind of norm should not have a place in our community, let the change start from ourselves, respect and accept one another weakness and differences because nobody is perfect.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

In today's world, we can choose freely and explore better opportunity like every other people. Equality for man and women is greatly imposed. Respect one another to have a better place to live in. Unlike before, discrimination is all over the place, people were separated by unwritten rules, rules that made people divided.