Julia Norman – Training for Youth Social Justice Leaders

julianorman_150When she was just 8-years old, Julia Norman heard a story that moved her so profoundly she discovered her life’s purpose. Leaders in Julia’s church shared their experiences working with women and children in Guatemala who had suffered immensely following genocide amongst their people. At that pivotal moment, Julia decided she wanted to find a way to inspire other young people to take action against social injustice around the world.
After completing her post-secondary education in international development, Julia embarked on a journey around the world – to Central and South America, North Africa, Europe and India. The primary purpose for her travels was to learn more about how she could contribute to her global community. When she returned to Victoria, Julia founded The Didi Society (didi means “honoured big sister” in Hindi), a Victoria-based non-profit organization that supports women’s fair trade initiatives in the developing world, and offers youth education programs on sustainable international development.

It is Julia’s current mission to expand her organization’s online educational offerings to train more youth as leaders. Julia put forth her ”Pitch Your Passion” presentation to raise money to kick-start the training program. She requires funding to create and launch the online educational content, and to host interactive workshops. With more youth trained as thought leaders in areas such as gender equality, sustainable development, ethical consumerism, and children’s rights, Julia hopes to create a ripple effect to inspire more young people to get involved with their global community.

To help Julia and the Didi Society inspire and educate young people about global issues, contact her:

By email: info@thedidisociety.org | By phone: 250-217-7902 | Online: www.thedidisociety.org


yoUnlimited's Pitch Your Passion is an opportunity gather, for five individuals to share their passion and go home with $500 in cash to support their idea. It is a unique 'in the moment' giving opportunity. The only judging criteria being the heart-centered support of someone's passion.


Linda Hunter has spent the last 35 joy filled years as an independent writer and professional event planner, dedicated to service. For the past 20 years, she has felt blessed to be participating in a multi generational home, raising family and living in beautiful BC. Involved in a wealth of exciting and fulfilling projects she remains convinced that life is about growing authentic relationships, supporting passion and each other, and celebrating change and growth, however that shows up. She lives by the motto : We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give" coined by Winston Churchill.
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