A graduate of Princeton University and Harvard Law School, Michelle Obama has been an outspoken champion of gender equality through her charitable work.
She launched her “Let Girls Learn” campaign in conjunction with activist Malala Yousafzai in 2015 and now the former first lady will be in Toronto later this month to discuss pushing education and equality for girls and women.
The speaking engagement is set to take place on November 28 and will be Michelle’s first speaking engagement in Canada, reports CTV News.
Co-hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada, the exclusive event will be held in Toronto at the Mattamy Centre.
For each of the 1,500 tickets sold, a seat will be provided to a girl or woman aged 14 to 24 for free. Interested applicants can submit their entry at the Plan International Canada website starting Wednesday, and the seats will be made available through a lottery system.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to submit their own questions that Michelle will address at the event. And event organizers have revealed that one youth ambassador will be chosen for the event who will have the opportunity to meet Michelle.
Tickets for the Toronto event will go on sale to American Express cardholders on Wednesday, November 8 at 10 am and to the general public on Friday at 10 am.
Michelle Obama in Toronto
When: November 28
Where: Mattamy Centre, 50 Carlton Street