Miriam Lo | Renaissance College
Having travelled and lived in cities other than Hong Kong, Miriam has witnessed the insidious effects of a multitude of human rights violations and recognises the significance of upholding the clauses presented in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She believes in education as a tool for empowerment and that everyone, regardless of their background, has the ability to elicit change.
As the Director-General, Miriam is in charge of overseeing all operations within the council and works closely with the Board and Executive Committee. Through leading Justice Leaders’ Council, she hopes to inspire youth to use their voices and start building the future they would want to live in. Aside from her leadership in Justice Leaders’ Council, she is also an advocate within her school community and is part of groups such as Student Council, Focus Group and Refugee Action Team.
Reese Wong | Sha Tin College
It is a topic of understated exigency: the issue of asylum seekers and refugees have long been overlooked in the bustle that is Hong Kong. Other than direct service e.g the Student Panel Series and the Educational Campaign, JLC provides opportunities for students to engage with human rights advocacy and the legal sector - which, by extension, brings awareness to these pressing issues in Hong Kong.
This is a twofold success that extends beyond 'learning', bring about quantifiable social change and cross-cultural discourse. Reese hopes to continue to advance Justice Leaders' Council's mission and looks forward to a fruitful year.
Outside of JLC, Reese is a believer in civil discourse, having founded and led numerous organizations that provide platforms for student expression and social engagement, be it through print or through speech and debate. Reese is the Co-founder and President of ISSIA HK, and is an avid debater, public speaker and MUNer. Indeed, discourse is an irrefutable avenue for intellectual development, but true change lies in the effective application of the theoretical.
Samira Salwan| Discovery College
Samira has the pleasure of serving as the Justice Leaders' Council’s Deputy Director General of Internal Affairs. She hopes to provide direction and oversight to members of the Executive Committee to ensure the smooth running of the Justice Leaders' Council’s events and initiatives.
As a firm believer in the importance of student advocacy, Samira has always wanted to play an active role in its organization and mobilization. She hopes that leading the Justice Leaders’ Council will give her the opportunity to affect a meaningful change in order to support student asylum seekers.
Outside of her involvement with the Justice Leaders' Council, Samira is an avid MUNer and a STEM enthusiast. She hopes to pursue further education in math and economics.