GG – Obama Inauguration Event and Youth Forum

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GG – Obama Inauguration Event and Youth Forum

Youth and the Power of Hope

On January 20th, the Right Honourable Michaëlle Jean, Governor General of Canada, marked the U.S. presidential inauguration of Barack Obama with an address and a youth dialogue at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. The panelists were Luke Nicholas (Connect Consulting Solutions), Robins Paul (Maison des jeunes de Côte-des-neiges), Ilona Dougherty (Apathy is Boring) and Joanne St. Lewis (University of Ottawa). Following a brief panel discussion, Moderator Peter Flegal opened the floor to participants who examined the election of the first African-American President of the United States.