Rising through Adversity: Cultivating Optimism for the Future, presented by Komal Minhas (BJ/12)

Rising through Adversity: Cultivating Optimism for the Future, presented by Komal Minhas (BJ/12)

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM | Add to calendar

Location Details

Virtual Event via ZOOM. Link will be sent by email to registrants in advance of June 18

Contact Information

Rose Crossett, 6135203636, rose.crossett@carleton.ca



About this Event

Host Organization: Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA)

Join on us on June 18 for this special, interactive virtual presentation.

Featuring alumna Komal Minhas (BJ/2012), Resilience Educator and Interviewer.
Event host Jamaal Jackson Rogers, JustJamaal ThePoet, past Carleton Artist-in-Residence.

Komal Minhas (komal.com) is a curator of powerful experiences and conversations. She is a resilience educator, interviewer, investor, and champion of women around the world. Komal is a cancer survivor, and chronic illness advocate. She leverages her varied and difficult life experiences, and background as a business owner and journalist, to deeply connect with her guests and global audience through her talk show Lessons Learned. A recent career highlight for Komal was interviewing Michelle Obama in front of an audience of 8,000 for Mrs. Obama’s Canadian stadium tour.

In 2016, Komal produced the documentary film, Dream, Girl, about inspiring and ambitious female entrepreneurs that premiered at the Obama White House and landed her on Oprah Winfrey’s Super Soul 100 list. Komal is launching her resilience building online program, The Next Right Step: Organize Your Mind and Life, where she will interview industry leading experts and thought leaders and facilitate workshops helping you create a holistic blueprint for your next steps in life.

Jamaal Jackson Rogers (justjamaalthepoet.com), stage name JustJamaal ThePoet, is an award winning, internationally recognized independent artist, creative entrepreneur and arts educator. He was Carleton's Artist-in-Residence (winter 2020), is the recent outgoing Ottawa English Poet Laureate, a position that has not been occupied in the city of Ottawa for the past 30 years, and has been awarded the outstanding Artist Educator Award by the Ontario Arts Foundation. He has also received awards for his appearances on Canadian documentaries “4 Kids” and “In Their Words” by TVO and CBC respectively and was the first place recipient for best new poem at the Body Electric Poetry Film Festival for his cinepoem “Husniyah”. In 2016, he was a finalist in the Emerging Artist Award presented by RBC.

11:00 am-11:30 am Opening Introductions and Keynote Presentation
11:30 am-11:50 am Interactive Q&A and breakout room group discussions
11:50 am-12:00 pm Poetry Recitation by Jamaal Jackson Rogers, Closing Remarks and Credits

Please note:
This session will be taking place using third party software. The host will take all possible precautions to safeguard this session, but please be aware not to share confidential, private or sensitive information. Please be aware that the software requires you comply with their Acceptable Use Policy.

This session will be recorded and posted on various social media platforms and University Advancement websites at the conclusion of the event.

If you have any questions, please contact the organizer or the Department of University Advancement at advancement@carleton.ca