"Hi! Tansi! ¡Hola! Bonjour! 你好!
I’m Kim Doyle Thorsen, and my pronouns are she/her. I’d like to start off by acknowledging that I am indebted to live and raise the next generation on the land of the displaced Papastew Nation and I support the 94 calls to action recommended as a path to decolonization.
I am a queer woman originally from northern Saskatchewan, but have lived all over Canada and all over the world, and volunteered with Amnesty International wherever I’ve been! I joined in 1987 as a high school student and have remained a committed volunteer since then. I’ve been an Amnesty Canada Fieldworker, in a leadership role, for many years. I also am chair of the Amnesty Edmonton local group.
I’ve lived here in amiskwaciywâskahikan (also known as Edmonton) for 20 years with my family!
My most recent project has been inventing a 2-way mentorship program for activist youth, where I’ve recruited a diverse group of youth to share their ideas and innovation with our team in Edmonton, while we share our considerable years of experience in promoting and defending human rights with Amnesty!
My education and professional background is in linguistics and publishing. However, my focus in activism is on anti-bias work, women’s and Indigenous rights, and education. I’m well-versed in building community connections, delivering training, organizing, and speaking with the media.
I’m always willing to take a leadership role when needed but also ready to step back and make space for historically marginalized voices. I’d love to represent you and Amnesty Canada at the Global Assembly!
Thank you for being a part of this amazing movement!"