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Amelia Curran is the new honorary chair of the St. John’s Status of Women Council.
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Singer-songwriter Amelia Curran has been named the honorary chair of the St. John’s Status of Women Council (SJSOWC), it was announced Wednesday.
The SJSOWC said Curran is “the perfect match.”
“We are unbelievably excited to have Amelia on board as honorary chair,” said Jenny Wright, executive director of the SJSWC. “Her passion for the arts, feminism and mental health advocacy are a perfect collaboration. We love and admire her belief in ‘noisy citizenship’ and her support for the work we do every day is incredibly humbling.”
Curran, a mental-health advocate, is one of four people at the helm of the grassroots not-for-profit organization It’s Mental. The SJSWOC said Curran accepted the role because of its mental health initiatives, including the Right Here, Right Now walk in counselling clinic for women.
“There are tireless efforts at work every single day in St. John’s that do not grab the headlines,” Curran said in the news release. “It is these daily efforts that are the front line towards equality, justice, and dignity for all women in our community. I am immensely proud to join and to celebrate the St. John’s Status of Women Council in all they continue to provide and accomplish.”