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Theme: Be Curious

This event occurred on
December 12, 2017
West Sacramento, California
United States

This first TEDx event is geared towards 100 6th grade students inviting them to "Be Curious" about the world around them. Look at technology differently and uncover important aspects that can shape their lives. Investigate other cultures and their environment to learn all that the world has to offer. Finally "Be Curious" about people not just on the surface but what really makes us all unique and different human beings. We hope this event will help our students grow their knowledge through this unique medium of communication...TEDx

Southport Elementary School
2747 Linden Road
West Sacramento, California, 95691
United States
Event type:
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Basia Gorska

Physician/Mountaineer Adventurer
A healer by heart and education I earned my medical degree in Poland and then moved to the United States where I worked to achieve my MBA. I am passionate about Mountains, adventure and helping people around me. I am guided day by a quote: "Life beings at the end of your comfort zone."Neale Donald Walsch. I was the 9th Polish woman to hike the 7 Highest Summits in the world. Living in the present and feeling grateful everyday for what I have allows me to stay focused on challenging adventure projects: such as completing the Seven Summits or climbing technical mountains. In 2017 I will climb Mount Cook in New Zealand. Lastly I fee passionate about sep growth and becoming the best version of myself.

Emily Squires

Student/Turner Syndrome Advocate
Emily is a bright and driven middle schooler who is passionate about teaching others about how differences make us all unique. Suffering from Turner Syndrome she has fought battles most adults will never face. Emily resides in West Sacramento, CA. She enjoys school and likes to read in her spare time. Also, musically inclined she spends time playing the cello and piano. Emily strives everyday to be the most successful individual she can be.

Leah Nelson

Student / Founder of BecuzIcare11
BecuzIcare11 was created by Leah Nelson in July of 2016 to promote and encourage random acts of kindness, one bracelet at a time. She transformed her love of rainbow loom bracelets into a global movement with a simple message: Do something kind for someone else, give them a bracelet, and encourage them to pay it forward as well. Since then, the program has gone viral receiving over 100 million views of Leah’s random acts of kindness videos on Facebook. BecuzIcare11 has been featured on NBC Nightly News, CBS’ Hidden Heroes, PopSugar, Daily Mail, The New York Times and many other local, national and global media outlets. To date, more than 10,000 bracelets have been created and passed around the globe. BecuzIcare11 now exists around the globe with participants throughout the United States, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, the UK, South Africa, the Congo, the Philippines, China and Japan. Leah’s goal is to make random acts of kindness something anyone can do.

Peter Andrada

Cyber Security Expert/IT Manager at FireEye
Peter Andrada is an IT Manager at FireEye. He has had the opportunity to teach Online Safety to kids, seniors, parents and teachers. He has spoken to over 23,000 students and parents in the past four years. Andrada lives in Northern California with his wife and two children. He enjoys GORUCK team endurance events, combative sports, playing guitar, running, and his family.

Ramona Bishop

Dr. Bishop graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in Richmond, CA and received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her teaching credential from the University of San Francisco where she was student of the year. She earned her Master's Degree and administrative credential from California State University, Hayward. She was awarded a doctorate in educational administration from the University of Pacific. Dr. Bishop has served as Superintendent of Vallejo City Unified School Dist. (VCUSD) and Associate Superintendent for Educational Services in the Twin Rivers Unified School District. Her professional career also includes teaching, serving as principal, director, assistant superintendent and superintendent in several urban school districts. Dr. Bishop has served as the elected president of the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators. Dr. Bishop is a President/Chief Executive Officer of Elite Public School

Organizing team


West Sacramento, CA, United States


West Sacramento, CA, United States
  • Gilbert Torres
  • Juan Lopez
  • Meghan Rollins
  • Memo Reyes