MoreauCatholicHS
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This event occurred on
April 17, 2018
8:00am - 6:00pm PDT
(UTC -7hrs)
Hayward, California
United States

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Moreau Catholic High School
27170 Mission Boulevard
Hayward, California, 94544
United States
Event type:
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Speakers

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Amanda Aguilar

Television Reporter
Amanda Aguilar ‘09 is a current a television reporter in Wichita, Kansas. During her time at Moreau, she served as a Public Relations Officer on ASB, and one of her favorite teachers was Mrs. Tabora. After leaving Moreau, she got her bachelors in Communications and Media Studies from Dominican University, and a Master’s in journalism and public relations from American University. Today, she has returned to her alma mater to talk to students about finding their passion, and motivation to succeed.

Araceli Berry

Student
My TEDx addresses the problem of ignorance when we place different people in specific groups based on their skin color and/or behaviors. In other words, our assumptions reflect on the lack of empathy we have towards one another. It recognizes the similarities between Gangs, Political Parties, Fraternities, and Sororities along with providing different perspectives about each group.

Arnoldo Valdivieso

Student
Now, we will hear from Arnoldo Valdivieso Martinez. Since 2016, 11 million immigrants have been living in fear. 11 dreams and stories that have gone unheard. Arnoldo will share his story in hopes that people will better understand what immigrants are currently going through.

Ben Bega

Student
My TEDx talk is about the virtual world and how it is something that is for everyone. In my talk, I will explore ideas about virtual reality and how it will affect everyone and create a more equitable world by providing education and other necessities to people who don't currently have access to it. I will also talk about future products and how they will change our lives forever by allowing us to be connected to everyone, whenever we want.

Del Seymour

Founder - Code Tenderloin and Tenderloin Walking Tours
Del Seymour will be one of three presenters at Moreau’s TEDx event on April 17. Seymour will share lessons from his courageous life journey and offer ways that everyone can bring hope to others through actions and determination. Nicknamed "Mayor of the Tenderloin," Seymour has led dozens of Mariners on tours through the San Francisco neighborhood, opening both the hearts and minds of our students and demonstrating a renewed understanding of "being family." Moreau juniors and seniors have met Seymour on their social justice retreat and learned first-hand the stories of homelessness and resurrection from the man who transcended from jailhouse to the White House, where he met First Lady Michelle Obama to discuss mitigating the level of homelessness among veterans. Seymour is also the founder of Code Tenderloin, a job training program for Tenderloin residents.

Gurleen Kaur

Student
Supreet is the co-founder of the Bhangra Team at Moreau, and she is a first generation American. She will be discussing how she has been impacted by cultural assimilation, and how she was able to find themselves again.

Lucas Zamora

Student
Lucas used to run Cross Country, and is currently a member of the boys’ golf team. Next year, he plans to study biology. For his capstone, Lucas performed in Ghiradelli Square in San Francisco, and collected tips to donate to St. Anthony’s Foundation. His talk will be about using our talents for a greater purpose.

Marquis Engle

Director of Up on Top
Marquis Engle has worked with Moreau Catholic juniors and seniors as the Program Director of Up on Top, a no-cost after school childcare program located in the Tenderloin. Engle moved to Northern California and joined Up on Top after working at the Children's Defense Fund in Ohio. "Brother Quis" brings his abundant energy and love of all things to his students, families staff and partners. His TEDx talk promises to challenge everyone to explore the possibilities of social change and discover the inner courage everyone has for transformation. Engle moved to Northern California and joined Up on Top after working at the Children's Defense Fund in Ohio. "Brother Quis" brings his abundant energy and love of all things to his students, families staff and partners. His TEDx talk promises to challenge everyone to explore the possibilities of social change and discover the inner courage everyone has for transformation.

Nyah Scott

Student
Everyone deserves happiness. Happiness is relative yet indisputable. People strive for happiness, and once their happiness is obtained, they protect it by establishing mental and emotional barriers to keep them in their euphoric state of content. I'm here to preserve that happiness for those who struggle to acquire it due to challenges they may face because of their gender identity or sexual orientation. We exist on a spectrum, and I strive to make that colorful spectrum known.

Onijai Sellers

Student
Onijai Sellers, the captain and starting quarterback for the varsity football team here at Moreau. Onijai transferred to Moreau his junior year from Mount Eden High School. During his transition, he noticed the stark difference in accessibility to resources between an underfunded public school and a private college prep school. His project was created to address this gap, and bring resources to students who otherwise wouldn’t have them.

Sarang Raj

Student
Sarang will be attending the University of Illinois at Chicago, majoring in neuroscience. Today, they’ll be talking about social taboos surrounding menstruation.

Sofia Herrera-Padilla

Student
Sofia is a senior here at Moreau going to UC Merced into the Bioengineering field. They will be talking about social taboos surrounding menstruation.

Sravya Balasa

Student
Communication is essential to making the world work. Despite the fact we are more connected now than ever, we refuse to use our tools to talk about important matters. Sravya Balasa is a senior at Moreau, and she will be sharing the brutal personal struggles that she’s gone through due to a lack of communication.

Supreet Thiara

Student
Supreet is the co-founder of the Bhangra Team at Moreau, and she is a first generation American. She will be discussing how she has been impacted by cultural assimilation, and how she was able to find themselves again.

Tyler Piedad

Student
Tyler Piedad will be giving the talk, “The Right You Didn’t Know You Have.” Tyler is the Moreau senior class president, and an avid car enthusiast. He plans to continue his education at San Francisco State University in the fall, with a major in Computer Engineering. His talk will be addressing the monopolies that massive tech companies, such as Apple and HP, have, and the incredulous amount of technology wasted in the world.

Organizing team

Mary
McInerney

Organizer