Education in the spotlight at Global Citizen and Global Partnership for Education event
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NEWS ADVISORY
For immediate release: January 31, 2017

Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair and Former PM of Australia joins the Band Metric in Ottawa

Education will be in the spotlight as Julia Gillard, Board Chair of the Global Partnership for Education and the former Prime Minister of Australia, will be in Ottawa on Wednesday, February 8, 2017. International advocacy organization Global Citizen, in partnership with GPE, announce that Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric will perform an intimate acoustic set at a cocktail reception at the Fairmont Château Laurier in Ottawa.

Gillard will be in Ottawa during International Development Week and will speak with Members of Parliament at the event to encourage Canada’s on-going support for global education funding. Over 70 MPs are scheduled to attend.

With Canada in the midst of an international assistance review, Gillard's visit is a timely reminder that education is key to empowering women and girls and supporting children in countries considered fragile or affected by conflict to end poverty.

WHO:  

Julia Gillard, GPE Board Chair and the former Prime Minister of Australia
Emily Haines and Jimmy Shaw of Metric
Patrick Langlois, iHeart Radio host & Global Citizen Ambassador
Dominic Mishio, Global Citizen Canada Country Director

WHAT:                

Cocktail reception during International Development Week to spotlight Canada’s leadership around global education

WHERE:              

Fairmont Château Laurier
1 Rideau St, Ottawa

WHEN:                

Wednesday, February 8, 2017
Reception begins at 7:00 PM

MEDIA CONTACTS:              

Chelsey Smith, Global Citizen, Chelsey.smith@globalcitizen.org, 778-977-6811
Jason Lee, Global Citizen, lee@sunshinesachs.com, 646-574-5327
Katia Gianneschi, Global Partnership for Education Katia.Gianneschi@gmail.com, 613-614-9740

*Space is limited and media must RSVP to attend.

**Interviews on the step and repeat may be accommodated upon requests.

About Global Citizen

Global Citizen is a social action platform, for the global generation that wants to solve the world’s biggest challenges, where you can learn about issues, take action on what matters most and join a community committed to social change. Global Citizen believes extreme poverty can be ended by 2030, because of the collective actions of global citizens across the world. In 2016, Global Citizen brought the movement and action-based model to Canada and India for the first time. Over the last six years, more than eight million global citizens around the world took over ten million actions to solve the world’s biggest challenges, set to affect the lives of over 1 billion people.

About The Global Partnership for Education

The Global Partnership for Education works with over 60 developing countries to ensure that every child receives a quality basic education, prioritizing the poorest, the most vulnerable and those living in fragile and conflict-affected countries. GPE mobilizes financing for education and supports developing countries to build effective education systems founded on evidence-based planning and policies.

 

 

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Financing
Donors: Canada

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