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Theme: Empowerment at The Crossroads

This event occurred on
May 11, 2024
4:00pm - 6:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Duino-Aurisina, Friuli-Venezia Giulia

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UWC Adriatic - Auditorium
Via Trieste 29
Duino-Aurisina, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, 34011
Event type:
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Alexander Bain

Alexander has been raised in a Scottish household in Hong Kong. As a challenge, he hopes to have sparked a curiosity for your own opportunities. Let’s keep our heads up during difficulties. Here are two questions to think about: What can you communicate to someone that you haven’t before? Is ‘not knowing them’ caused by expectations placed on how they will act according to us? Side note: He recommends his current read ‘The autobiography of Malcolm X. Appreciate the small things :)

Arissa Sariya Roy

Student + Activist
Arissa Roy is an Indo-Canadian youth activist, children's book author, and documentary maker. She founded 'Project Power Global', an international organization that advocates for global education equity, and leads a team of youth working on grassroots, policy and community impact. She is a 2023 recipient of the esteemed Diana Award and has been featured by the Malala Fund, CBC, Toronto Star, Global News, United Nations Girls Education Initiative (UNGEI), and UNESCO. In addition, Arissa has worked with several organizations, including 'Plan International Canada', 'Unsinkable', the 'Canadian Partnership for Women and Children Health', and “Fridays for Future” to champion social justice, mental health awareness, and climate action. Her work has impacted over 50,000 people worldwide. Currently, Arissa is finishing high school in Italy at the United World College of the Adriatic.

Dominique Marissa Vigil

Dominique is a student at the United World College of the Adriatic from the United States.

Leah Lee Lescornec

Leah is a French/South African first year student at UWC Adriatic who has many diverse passions ranging from politics to fashion. Her multi-cultural school has taught her a lot about the beauty of the world while opening her eyes on very prevalent issues faced by modern generations. Specifically, her talk explores the role of social media in fueling polarization for profit. She discusses how individuals can use their platforms in more constructive ways, countering the evermore destructive algorithms that divide us.

Organizing team


Duino, Italy