View Talk: “What is an Inspiring Encounter with Human Rights?

Angela Cassie, 2014 —

Five Questions with Angela Cassie

What motivates you?

angela-cassieWhen I was younger, I would have said a fear of failure. Today, I realize that I am where I am because of sacrifices made by my parents, grandparents and many people who came before me. I don’t want to take opportunity for granted out of respect for their sacrifice. I also want to ensure that I inspire my children.

What do you do for a living, and why?

I work for the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. I have been taught to work hard. I come from a family of immigrants and as the ‘first-generation’ Canadian, expectations were high. I’ve always been motivated by this drive to do a good (great!) job at whatever position I’m in, both for my own personal sense of accomplishment, and for my employer. I have always wanted to be involved in work that will challenge me and allow me to grow and learn.

Which TED talk do you think everyone should watch?

Why are you excited to speak at TEDxManitoba?

Manitobans have a lot of big ideas! I am excited to hear from others and contribute my thoughts and experiences.

What is your idea worth spreading?

One of the greatest adventures in life is a great conversation. They can inspire, inform and leave you transformed.

What’s your connection to Manitoba?

I was born and raised in Manitoba. I left for a few years but chose to come back and love what this province has to offer.

An Idea Worth Spreading

One of the greatest adventures in life is a great conversation. They can inspire, inform and leave you transformed.