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Alliance Alumna Gives Commencement Speech at University of Hawai’i

By: Astrid Schröder | January 17, 2018

In 2014 Annabelle Le Jeune came to our Program as a participant with a group of 50 Miami Dade College students. Last year, she returned to work with us as an Intern on our student programs. It truly was a pleasure to welcome her back. Here’s what she said about her commencement speech:”

“It took nearly 24 years, but at the end of 2017 I finally weaved my own story together and shared it in front of thousands of people—something I’ve never done before. I was nervous, I was excited, and most of all, honored. This 7-minute speech was composed of lifelong confusion, challenges, worldly opportunities, and the little things. If you know you know. I’m still overwhelmed by all the feedback, and still so happy to have represented my Fall class of 2017 at UH Manoa.”

UH Manoa Fall 17 Commencement Speech

It took nearly 24 years, but at the end of 2017 I finally weaved my own story together and shared it in front of thousands of people—something I’ve never done before. I was nervous, I was excited, and most of all, honored. This 7-minute speech was composed of lifelong confusion, challenges, worldly opportunities, and the little things. If you know you know. I’m still overwhelmed by all the feedback, and still so happy to have represented my Fall class of 2017 at UH Manoa. MUCH LUV 💚💚💚💚💚

Posted by Annabelle Le Jeune on Mittwoch, 3. Januar 2018

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GCA Alumna Organizes Walk for Freedom in Irving, TX

Jessica Estrada, Dallas County Community College District, North Lake College (Alumna of Global Citizenship Faculty and Administrators Seminar 12, 2017): "(…) We had more than 150 participants show up to raise awareness for human trafficking through A21's annual awarenes and fundraising event, Walk For Freedom. We surpassed our fundraising goal of $5,000 and raised $6,819. (…) A21 is a global nonprofit that has been fighting against modern-day slavery for the last 10 years. They have 14 offices in 12 different countries. This year was their 5th Walk For Freedom, and more than 450 cities and more than 30,000 individuals around the world participated on October 20 in their local cities to make a global impact. We are thrilled over the success of the event here in our city and college. Several students volunteered and participated, and many citizens from the community came out as well. (…) Thank you for inspiring us to globalize our college and beyond!" Walk For Freedom, Irving TX A21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tkbNxg30pck