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Be the Change: Your Path to Civic Engagement

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Canada Pavilion, Uber Lounge at Steamworks

375 Water Street

Vancouver, BC V6B 1B8

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A Women Deliver Mobilization Event

Hosted by YWCA Metro Vancouver and The Office of the Lieutenant Governor, this youth-oriented event will explore diverse perspectives on what civic engagement means and how young people can turn their passion into action.

Moderated by The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia, our panel of young women leaders will explore strategies and resources that reduce barriers so youth are empowered to become civically engaged.

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5:30pm Registrations and refreshments
6:00pm – 6:15pm Welcome remarks and introductions
6:15pm – 7:00pm Panel Discussion (45 mins)
7:00pm – 7:15pm Audience Q&A (15 mins)
7:15pm – 7:30pm Takeaways and Closing Remarks
7:30pm – 8:00pm Mingling

Moderator

The Honourable Janet Austin, OBC Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia

Panelists

Noor Fadel is a 20-year-old poet, public speaker based in Vancouver Canada. Being a victim of a hate crime back in 2017, she has used her traumatic experience of being attacked as a way to shed light on issues regarding racism, violence against women and mental health in the community. She hopes her personal story of being physically, verbally and sexually attacked as a way to help others speak up on the racism in Canada as well as the violence so many woman experience. She has taken on big events such as the Women’s March 2018 stage as well as the We Day Vancouver 2018 show speaking in front of over 20,000 students and youth about her story.

Tesicca Truong is a sustainability specialist, a youth engagement innovator, and a serial changemaker. She co-founded CityHive, a non-profit on a mission to transform the way that young people are involved in decision-making in their cities. She has served on Vancouver Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, SFU Senate, and now advises BC’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change as the Youth Representative on the Climate Advisory Council. Tesicca was awarded SFU President’s Leadership in Sustainability Award and Vancouver’s Greenest City Leadership Award. She was named Top 30 under 30 by Corporate Knights and the North American Association for Environmental Education.

Raven Lacerte is a proud member of the Carrier First Nation and belongs to the Grizzly Bear Clan. She is the Co-Founder and Ambassador for the Moose Hide Campaign, a National grassroots effort to end violence towards Indigenous and non-Indigenous women and children. She is a hunter and a practitioner of traditional Indigenous cultural and ceremonial activities. Raven is a PROUD mother of daughter Cedar Sus! And a proud partner of Dominic Paul.

Astra Lund-Phillips is Political Science and Non-Fiction Writing student at the University of Victoria. Currently, she is serving as the Deputy Premier and Minister of Service for the British Columbia Youth Parliament, she is on her local board for Equal Voice, and recently represented North Vancouver at the Daughters of the Vote forum. She also works on communications for Women’s March Victoria, and just finished her year as Secretary General of her University’s Model UN club. She sometimes writes for her university’s chapter of the online magazine HerCampus or her school newspaper, but uses most of her creative energy drafting tweets.

Accessibility information:

This is a free event and refreshments will be provided. There are single-stall, gender-neutral washrooms in the venue. To enter the venue, use the Water Street entrance of Steamworks Brewpub at 375 Water Street. Steamworks staff will be there to show you to the Uber Lounge. There are a few stairs in the restaurant on the way into the lounge. There is an alternate entrance without stairs that Steamworks staff can direct you to upon arrival. We have reached out to Douglas College for ASL interpretation support. Student volunteer interpreters will be providing ASL-English interpretation for the panel discussion. Please contact mleong@ywcavan.org if there are any other accessibility needs and we will do our best to accommodate them.

This event would not be possible without support from CanWaCH and Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada.

This event is taking place on the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples – sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations.

Questions? Contact Miley Leong at mleong@ywcavan.org

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