Luminato 2018: Engaging Young People

Jan 3, 2019

ENGAGING YOUNG PEOPLE: Amal Clooney in Conversation with Nick Clooney

Luminato is committed to developing the next generation of artists, activists and culture consumers by lowering and eliminating the financial barriers to arts and culture wherever we can.

Thanks to the generosity of our Community and Youth Access Partners, over 400 youth from across the GTA were able to attend the sold-out Amal Clooney in Conversation with Nick Clooney event for free. An additional 280 tickets (10% of venue capacity) were priced at $35 for youth 30 and under.

Luminato 2018 engaging young people outside Toronto's Thompson Hall

Photo by Kirsten Debarais

The sold-out event began with opening remarks from keynote speakers including Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, a passionate and outspoken advocate for women’s rights.

Sophie Grégorie Trudeau speaks at Luminato 2018 presents Amal ClooneyPhoto by Nadav Rosenberg

The rousing conversation between the two Clooneys centred on the most pressing human rights issues facing the world today from Amal Clooney’s work with Yazidi refugees and former Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed, to feminism and how she uses her platform to make a difference.

Amal Clooney in Conversation with Nick Clooney was co-presented by Luminato and the Economic Club of Canada.
Lead Sponsor: CPA Ontario
Supported by: Yamana Gold and The Globe and Mail
Lead Youth Access Partner: KPMG
Youth Access Partners:The Boston Consulting Group, Burgundy Asset Management, CIBC, Magris Resources, Manulife and Rogers Communications
Community Partner: Canadian Arab Institute 
Youth Access Community Partners: The Junior Economic Club and Canada and Girls E-Mentorship
Honourary Co-Chairs: The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson; Mohammad and Najla Al Zaibak; Helen Burstyn, C.M., and Raj Kothari

More posts in this series:

Luminato 2018: Community Engagement
Luminato 2018: Making Space for Art and Activism Part I
Luminato 2018: Making Space for Art and Activism Part II