In Conversation with Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Liuna Station 360 James Street North Hamilton, ON L8L 1H5

13/06/2023, 4:00 pm - TO 13/06/2023 - 6:00 pm

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Empowerment Squared, McMaster University, and the Mastercard Foundation are delighted to invite you to a public keynote presentation and conversation with Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf on Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 4:00 pm at LIUNA Station in Hamilton.

A graphic advertising an event titled, 'In Conversation with Her Excellency Ellen Johnson Sirleaf'Former President of Liberia, Africa’s first elected female head of state, Nobel Laureate, and a global inspiration who served as Chair of the Economic Community of West African States, Madam Sirleaf will speak on the power of education, the role of global partners in developing nations, and the importance of courage, resilience, and vision.

As President of Liberia in 2006, she faced the seemingly impossible task of rebuilding a country that had been ravaged by civil war. Madam Sirleaf made a call to supporters and development partners to see Liberia as a “laboratory for innovation,” with an emphasis on bringing projects to life through public and private partnerships.

Empowerment Squared, founded by former Liberian refugee Leo Nupolu Johnson, is following the footsteps of this vision by laying the groundwork for the transformational Liberian Learning Center which empowers tens of thousands of youth, families and communities with the tools and opportunities to thrive and contribute to building a better future for the people of Liberia.

The Center is being developed in partnership with Rotary International, Rotary Club of Hamilton, Rotary Club of Monrovia, Paynesville City Corporation, mcCallumSather, and Hamilton Public Library, and Tri Buchanan Development Corp. The Center is being built in multiple phases on the site of Paynesville City Hall and will include Liberia’s first postwar comprehensive learning center and library, co-working and business incubation spaces, sports and recreation facilities, and event facilities.

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