Special Edition Marks Québec's 400th Anniversary - The INM Summer School opens next Tuesday with a record of one thousand participants

    Jean-Pascal van Ypersele, co-recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with
Al Gore - Cai Chunguo, Chinese cyber-dissident - Philippe Val, Editor-in-Chief
of Charlie Hebdo - Joé Juneau, former NHL player and Head of the Nunavik
Hockey-Study program - Patrice Roy, CBC journalist - Gilles Duceppe, Leader of
the Bloc Québécois - Bernard Lord, former Prime Minister of New Brunswick -
Françoise David, Spokesperson for Québec solidaire - Laure Waridel,
Eco-sociologist and essayist - Priscilla Vera Hernandez, Director General of
the Mexican Youth Institute - Stéphane Fallu, humorist - Hugo Latulippe,
filmmaker - Louise Richer, Director of the Ecole nationale de l'humour, and
dozens of other prestigious lecturers.

    QUEBEC CITY, Aug. 5 /CNW Telbec/ - A record-breaking of 1,000
participants are expected in Québec next Tuesday, August 12th, when the fifth
edition of the Institut du Nouveau Monde's Summer School convenes. One of the
official events planned as part of the city's 400th anniversary celebration,
the Summer School is an opportunity for some 1,000 young people between the
ages of 15 and 35 to meet prominent lecturers and to discuss with them the
major social, economic, political and cultural challenges that Québec and the
world are now facing. The activities that are part of this big citizen
"happening" will take place in a festival-like atmosphere from August 12th -
16th at Université Laval and Espace 400e, the centre of the festivities.
    Never before has this event brought together such a diverse group of
participants; this year youth from across Québec and Canada, the aboriginal
nations, the French-speaking nations of the world, the Americas, Europe and
Africa will gather in Québec for a huge meeting that is sure to be both
enjoyable and stimulating.

    There are still places left. You can register on line, at www.inm.qc.ca
or by telephone at 1-877-934-5999, extension 221.

    One of the key moments of this year's Summer School will be the
presentation of the Great Declaration, a text prepared by young people from
all over the world. The Declaration presents the values and principles they
want to promote worldwide. The Great Declaration is characterized by the call
for commitment it makes to all those who signed the document.
Commitment-signatures can be added on-line at www.moijesigne.org

For further information:

For further information: Roch Bilodeau, 1-866-618-7537; Source: Institut
du Nouveau Monde

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