An Evening with Monica Lewinsky is coming to Edmonton next week. The event, hosted at the Jubilee Auditorium, takes place on September 27.
Presented by Edmonton Community Foundation, the event states that Lewinsky “will address topics of survival, resilience, digital reputation and equality.”
The Edmonton event will be moderated by award-winning journalist and host of 630 CHED Afternoons, J’lyn Nye.
Known as an activist, Monica Lewinsky will be sharing her battle against online harassment, and how she is advocating for a safer social media environment.
Lewinsky became a household name in 1988 following a federal investigation that she had had an intimate relationship with then President Bill Clinton.
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“Overnight, at just 24 years old, she went unwillingly, from being an entirely private individual to a public figure on the global stage. Being at the center of a legal, political and media maelstrom nearly destroyed her; her survival despite the odds is a compelling and inspiring story,” states the event description.
Since then, Lewinsky has become a social activist, a public speaker, and a writer. She has contributed stories addressing topics like survival, resilience, digital reputation, and equity.
Lewinsky is an Anti-Bullying Ambassador to both Bystander Revolution in the US and The Diana Award in the UK, and is on the advisory board of Project Rockit and a founding member of the Childhood Resilience Foundation.
According to the Edmonton Public Library, all proceeds from ticket sales go to supporting the Ready. Set. READ! program.
When: September 27th
Where: 11455 87 Ave. NW