Peace Week [Virtual]

February 4 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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“We are born into these racially divided worlds, so it’s never too early to learn, to think more about who we are and our world,” Guo said. “Maybe you grew up in an all-white town in Wyoming or maybe you grew up in a racially divided community in Chicago. No matter where you live in the United States, no matter who you are, race has been relevant to your life.”

Because of that, Guo and Vulchi believe that it’s important not only to be able to identify and talk about race and racism, but to acquire the tools to understand them in their historical, social, and cultural context, navigate pitfalls, and disrupt the corrosive effects of bigotry — especially for educators. This is why they started their nonprofit, CHOOSE while the two were still high school students. Their aim is to promote racial literacy as advocates, authors, and speakers. To that end, they have written two textbooks, given TED talks, developed resource materials in collaboration with teachers, and collected hundreds of interviews on people’s experiences with race. Now students at Harvard and Princeton, they remain committed to their goal of requiring racial literacy as part of the national K-12 curriculum.


These young women are the manifestation of Nelson Mandela’s words that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow. In fact they lead and inspire us today. Friends Seminary invites you to hear Winona and Priya speak on Thursday evening, February 4, from 7-8 PM with a Q&A session to follow.

Virtual Event Information:

Peace Week 2021
Tell Me Who You Are––Sharing Our Stories of Race, Culture & Identity
Evening Speakers: Winona Guo and Priya Vulchi
February 4, 7-8 PM
Please contact cpej@friendsseminary.org with any questions.

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Venue

New York, NY United States + Google Map