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Theme: A mind aware of what is right.

This event occurred on
September 17, 2021
Oakland, California
United States

A phrase taken from Virgil's Aeneid, 'A mind aware of what is right' captures the need for goodness in the human existence. Our primary objective in life is to be good human beings who know what is good. As a school founded on the idea of striving for justice and goodness, we believe our students deserve the opportunity to share things they feel strongly about and bring our attention towards the things that need it most. Be it issues issues on hate and bigotry, real estate, gender differences, or life in the STEM field, the students here are ready to share ideas worth spreading. Join us as we embark on a journey to become aware of what is right.

The College Preparatory School
6100 Broadway, Oakland
Oakland, California, 94618
United States
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Jasper Vyda

Junior Student
Anti-Semitism in the United States is making a disturbing contemporary resurgence. Jasper Vyda, a current student of College Prep, passionately discusses his personal experiences with Anti-Semitism, detailing the data behind its contemporary increase, and what can be done to combat it. This talk examines the fundamental intersectionality of the current fight against Anti-Semitism in the United States, and why we all have a moral responsibility to join it to protect people of all affinities at large.

Nicole Serrano

Sophomore Student
Why is there gender inequality in the fields of STEM? Nicole Serrano, a sophomore at College Prep answers this question, drawing from her personal experiences with sexism, historical examples of sexist actions concerning men who have made important or even revolutionary scientific discoveries, and studies showing sexual discrimination in the workplace and in technology. But what can be done about these factors leading to gender inequality? Nicole also proposes solutions and actions that can be taken to help girls go into STEM from a young age and keep women in STEM careers in adulthood.

Riya Kumar

Sophomore Student
Riya Kumar, a student at College Prep, explores the concept of internalized misogyny, particularly within the South Asian community. Written from the perspective of a girl growing up in the Desi community, it gives insight on how much subliminal messages matter- and just how much they can affect our thoughts and actions.

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