For over 40 years Lorraine Segato has earned a reputation as a charismatic and iconoclastic performer. Her unique voice is compelling and identifiable no matter what format or medium she creatively explores. Lorraine joins the Institute to add artistic and cultural training and practices into our curriculum. Lorraine draws on her extensive experience as an arts ambassador to teach organizers and emerging artists to utilize artistic expressions—including music, film, art, and performances—to tell their stories and motivate others to action. Her empowerment anthem Rise Up is being inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame in November 2019.