Julie S. Lalonde
Julie S. Lalonde is an internationally recognized women’s right advocate and public educator. A franco-ontarienne originally from Northern Ontario, she is based in Ottawa. Julie holds a BA and MA in Canadian Studies from Carleton University and works with various feminist organizations dedicated to ending sexual violence, engaging bystanders and building communities of support. Julie is a frequent media source on issues of violence against women and her work has appeared on Al Jazeera, CBC’s The National, TVO’s The Agenda, Vice, WIRED magazine and FLARE, among others.
She counts getting a sexual assault centre at Carleton, keeping calm while debating Margaret Wente on live TV and having Stephen Harper side with her, as career highlights.
Julie has won numerous awards for her work including "Best Volunteer in a Leading Role” by Volunteer Ottawa, a two time winner of the "Femmy Award" and she is a recipient of the Governor General’s Award in Commemoration of the Persons Case.