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 today to discuss pushing education and equality for girls and women.
The speaking engagement is being hosted by the Economic Club of Canada and Plan International Canada and will be Michelle’s first speaking engagement in Canada.
For each of the 1,500 tickets sold, a seat has been provided to a girl or woman aged 14 to 24 for free. The seats have been 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.
Later in the day, former vice-president Joe Biden will also be speaking in the city. Biden is the headline speaker for a conference called The Art of Leadership.
Michelle Obama in Toronto
When: November 28
Where: Mattamy Centre, 50 Carlton Street