Presenter Jasmine Kranat grew up in London, England and moved to New Brunswick in 2009. In 2011, Jasmine attended Saint Thomas University, earning her Bachelor of Arts in Human Rights and Criminology and in 2018 she completed her Law degree at the University of Leicester. Jasmine is a lawyer by trade and is now attending the University of Ottawa to earn her Masters in Technology Law.
Jasmine has been an advocate to fight against antisemitism and anti-racism since she was 12 years old, after being a victim of a violent antisemitic attack on a public bus in London, England, which received international coverage. Earlier this year, Jasmine founded and directed an Interactive Holocaust Educational Exhibit in Fredericton, New Brunswick for high school students and is now working on expanding the exhibit across New Brunswick.
Jasmine Kranat will be focusing on the power of words and discussing her experience with antisemitism and the impact of antisemitic comments that she has been subjected to in all different institutions. Jasmine will discuss how important it is to value and respect other religions and backgrounds, understanding that our comments and ‘jokes’ can be harmful to one’s identity, as well as ensuring that our peers in school feel safe to express their backgrounds and beliefs.