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April 10, 2018 > TEDx event coming to Moreau

TEDx event coming to Moreau

Submitted By Donna Cumming

Students at Moreau Catholic High School will have a chance to publicly share their ideas and talents in a special TEDx event planned for Tuesday, April 17 on the school?s Hayward campus. The independently organized event is licensed by TED, a national nonprofit organization that is devoted to ?Ideas Worth Spreading,? usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) and delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers.

At Moreau, students will follow a ?Providence and Promise? theme in their presentations. ?We wanted our theme to be both specific to our charism as a member school in the larger network of Holy Cross schools, and broad enough to evoke the spirit of our youth in these trying times in our world,? explained Bryan Lorentz, a social justice teacher.

?TEDx is a platform for students to share their ideas, journeys, and passions, and that is a rare and exciting opportunity,? Moreau?s TEDx event coordinator and social justice teacher Mary McInerney added. ?The TEDx videos go online and their shared message has a lasting legacy.?

Lorentz agreed: ?We hope to build a culture of social entrepreneurship informed by Catholic social teaching then present that on stage. ?We want our students to see their peer?s ideas and talents in action, be inspired to take up the great work left by their forerunners and carry the Holy Cross torch out into the world.?

Students will be able to listen to other students and guest presenters during the school day, while a special event is planned for parents, family and friends in the evening with additional guest and student speakers. The evening TEDx event begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by the presenters at 7 p.m.

Guest speakers for the evening event include Moreau alumnae Amanda Aguilar, a television reporter in Wichita, Kansas; Del Seymour, founder of Code Tenderloin, a job training program for Tenderloin residents in San Francisco; and Marquis Engle, Program Director of Up on Top, a no-cost after school childcare program located in the Tenderloin.

Student speakers include: Ben Bega, Sravya Balasa, Araceli Berry, Sofia Herrera-Padilla, Ben Jacinto, Gurleen Kaur, Damoni Nears, Jemima Ohwobete, Tyler Piedad, Sarang Raj, Nyah Scott, Onijai Sellers, Supreet Thiara, Arnoldo Valdivieso Martinez and Lucas Zamora.

The evening Tedx event is open to the public and limited to 100 people. Admission is $30 per person and tickets are available by visiting the Moreau website at and typing ?Tedx tickets? into the search field.

Tedx Evening Event
Tuesday, Apr 17
6 p.m. ? 9 p.m.
Moreau Catholic High School
27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward
Tickets: $30
(510) 881-4300

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