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NVision participates in ‘09 Global Youth Assembly: Building Community

The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights (JHC), building upon a hugely successful inaugural youth assembly held in Edmonton in 2007, presented the second biennial Ignite Change Now! Global Youth Assembly 2009 (GYA 2009) from July 30th to August 2nd, 2009. The event took place at the Northern Alberta Institute for Technology(NAIT) in Edmonton, Canada. Around 650 delegates from 23 countries around the world and from diverse socio-economic, cultural, and educational backgrounds gathered to explore the theme “YOUth building community” through art, music, skill development workshops, inspirational keynote speakers, a Youth Educators Forum, and a host of evening activities including a Hip Hop Event and Dialogue with Her Excellency the RightHonorable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada. Alyssa Macy, NVision Co-Director, attended this year’s gathering to share the story of NVision’s work.

Click here for more information on the Global Youth Assembly 2009 event.

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