Justin Jalea


Brooklyn, New York

Canadian scholar and musician Justin Jalea frequently seeks ways to bridge his passions for human rights, social justice, and music. His work is found at the intersection of music and human rights and endeavors to integrate the work of arts organizations with those of social justice ones and vice versa – enforcing the idea that music and the arts are powerful forces for social change. He accomplishes this through facilitation, research, and program evaluation and has collaborated with organizations such as the Young People’s Chorus of New York City, Musicians for Human Rights, the American Classical Orchestra, Re:Naissance Opera, and UNICEF USA. Justin teaches courses in international human rights in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at Durham College. Justin holds an MA from the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, an MA in philosophy from the University of Alberta, and a BA from the University of Toronto.