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RT. Hon. Michaëlle Jean to visit Jasper Place High School

Wed, 23 Oct, 2013

RT. Hon. Michaëlle Jean to visit Jasper Place High School

On October 25, the Rt. Hon. Michaëlle Jean, 27th Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, will visit Jasper Place School, where her Foundation is supporting an academic achievement and youth engagement project in Edmonton.

Accompanied by TD Michaëlle Jean Bursary 2013 recipient Julia Dalman, Madame Jean will participate in the school’s 2nd annual Re-Skill Fair: a series of cultural activities with over 150 students, teachers, artists, and senior citizens, designed to transmit critical life-skills to youth. Centered in the school’s Global Café, the activities will highlight the unique and innovative ways in which underserved youth in Edmonton are being empowered to succeed academically and transform their communities through the arts.

Julia is the co-ordinator and innovator of the Global Café program at Jasper Place School.  In addition to her background working in social and environmental justice movements, she was also selected as one of Alberta’s top 30 under 30 and is a founding member of ConsentEd, a group dedicated to eliminating sexual violence.