Ahmed Knowmadic learnt from his father that what he could control in his world, was his reaction to it.

About the speaker

Ahmed Knowmadic Ali is a community organizer, public speaker, youth worker, and full time father that has dedicated his time to enabling and empowering diverse communities within Edmonton.

Ahmed is co-founder and current artistic director of Edmonton’s only spoken word collective: Breath In Poetry. He is passionate about the arts, education and emphasizes the importance of equitable representation on all levels of government.

Ahmed is Edmonton’s current Poet Laureate and a multi-award winning, internationally recognized artist who has traveled to countries like Sudan, Wales, the United States and England, both to perform and lead poetry workshops. He served on the Edmonton Arts Council board for 3 years and chaired the Equity Committee.

Ahmed regularly shares his expertise on inclusion and the arts through keynotes and panel discussions.

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