Embracing and Breaking Stereotypes – TEDx Event

South Pasadena High Salon brings the community it's next TEDx talk on February 24 written by Ciena Valenzuela-Peterson

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After another successful event, the SPHS Mediators have announced the next TEDx Salon, themed “Embracing & Breaking Stereotypes.”

If you missed out on the last salon, themed “Connections and Communication,” here is your chance to broaden your horizons at the next one! In the cozy atmosphere of the SPHS library, guests form groups with friends and strangers alike, and settle in to watch several thematic TED Talks. Guests get the unique opportunity to hear the real experiences of students and other members of our community through in-person speakers. This is paired with corresponding TED Talk in video form, providing an expanded global perspective on similar subjects. But beyond simply watching these videos, guests get to have their voices heard too, through facilitated group conversation and share out.

PHOTO: South Pasadena High School Salon TEDx Talk

Guests can gain insight into the perspectives of the people around them and engage in respectful and deep discussion, furthering the understanding and personal connections to the content. These events are so much more than a chance to watch some talks; the TEDx salons are an opportunity to challenge yourself to think deeply, open up to a group of new people for meaningful discussion, and truly learn something about yourself, your peers, and the world.

The next TEDx salon will take place on Saturday, February 24th, 2018, from 1:00-3:00 PM at the SPHS Library. Complimentary refreshments will be served at 12:30. Tickets are $5, with only a limited amount available! You can email sphsmediators@gmail.com to reserve a ticket in advance to ensure that you will be able to attend this fantastic event!

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