Moreau Catholic High School Students “RISE UP” for TEDx
Bay Area High School to Host Its Second Annual TEDx
[HAYWARD, CA; FEBRUARY 4, 2019] – Moreau Catholic High School is hosting its second annual TEDxMoreauCatholicHS on February 27th, 2019 in Teves Theater. This is an all day conference with an evening event from 7 PM to 9 PM featuring keynote speaker Derek Rhodes, who leads strategy and operations for the My Brother’s Keeper Alliance under the Obama Foundation. The independently organized event, licensed by TED, features student voices under the theme of “Rise Up”.
TEDxMoreauCatholicHS highlights the next generation of student leaders sharing their exciting and innovative new ideas. It is a vehicle for students to raise their voices on key issues and topics that surround our communities. It started out of the school’s social justice program and course in which students explore, learn, and analyze social issues and how to address them.
“It is important to teach students about social justice and to share their stories so that they, in turn, create a more just world around us! We are looking at the future leaders of our communities who will RISE UP to challenge the issues we face” says Ann Khristine Tabora, Director of Campus Ministry – Moreau Catholic High School.
This year’s event features talks on immigration, mental health, climate change and more. With the support of their mentors from Moreau Catholic faculty and staff, the school community is excited and proud to lift these experiences and voices on a powerful platform that is TEDx.
For more information about TEDxMoreauCatholicHS, please visit www.tedx.moreaucatholic.org
About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.
TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today’s leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED’s annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a “wish,” or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.