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Theme: Voices of Diversity

This event occurred on
January 16, 2021
4:00pm - 6:00pm CST
(UTC -6hrs)
Madison, Wisconsin
United States

Join us in congregating with young people from around the Madison area to engage in original and impactful virtual TEDx Talks delivered by a diverse array of youth voices. Our world is growing ever-divided and isolated, pushing us farther into our own echo chambers. We must begin to listen to one another’s stories, reach across our differences, and rekindle the bonds of community. So unite with TEDxYouth@LakeWingra to initiate the conversation and immerse yourself in dialogue that will make ripples throughout the lake and into the future.

World Wide Web - Microsoft 360
Lake Wingra
Madison, Wisconsin, 53711
United States
Event type:
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Isa Saiz & Marena Fox Baker

Native American Student Association (NASA) East & West Chairs
Isa Saiz is a member of the Ponca Nation of Nebraska. She is a sophomore at West High School where she is Chair of Native American Student Association (NASA). Isa is currently involved in getting land acknowledgement plaques for two high schools in her district. She enjoys boxing with her dad and gardening with her family. Isa Saiz is working towards fighting for a safe and clean planet as well as dismantling all forms of oppression. * * * * Marena Fox Baker is an enrolled member of the Colville Confederated Tribes and is a sophomore at Madison East High School. She is passionate about bringing awareness to Indigenous issues and wishes to see more policy changes around these issues. She has created awareness by starting up a Native American Student Association (NASA) group at her high school, working on Indigenious Awareness projects, and by taking leadership opportunities in her communities. In her free time she enjoys beading or reading a good book.

Jordan Blanco

Business Owner, Activist
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Maggie Di Sanza

Menstrual Equity Advocate
As the Founder and Lead Organizer of the Madison-based, youth-run organization Bleed Shamelessly, Maggie has worked tirelessly to achieve menstrual equity, end period poverty, and promote reproductive justice in Southern Wisconsin. Notable initiatives led by Maggie include: Successfully campaigning to provide menstrual product dispensers in school restrooms, hosting a rally for menstrual equity, lobbying to end the tampon tax, and providing over 4,000 people with menstrual products during the COVID-19 pandemic. Maggie has also organized with Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, the Rape Crisis Center, the Youth Climate Action Team, Vote16, and the Sexual & Reproductive Health Alliance of Dane County. Her work has been published in the Capitol Times, The Wisconsin State Journal, Tone Magazine, The Defiant Movement, Education Week, PBS, among others. Maggie plans to attend college next year, and continue to work on youth organizing and student activism.

Noah Anderson

Activist, Rapper, Business Owner
Born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in the Madison area while living between that of his grandmother's and parents' house, Noah grew up facing the many challenges of being a Black man in America. Witnessing the power of his Black idols on television like Tupac Shakur and Stevie Wonder, however, he realized that even with all the odds against you, “you” will always be the biggest obstacle to achieving your ideal greatness!

Zildjian Salupen

Freelancer, Hip Hop Dancer
As a hip hop dancer, videographer, and graphic designer in the Madison area, Zildjian has had the opportunity to be at the front of local creativity and experience the community that revolves around art.

Organizing team


Madison, WI, United States


  • Alyssa Anderson
  • Nana Osaki
  • simon y