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Wake Up! Social Awareness Series

 

IT'S TIME TO WAKE UP! SOCIAL AWARENESS THROUGH CONVERSATION
EMMA HULBERT'S SENIOR PROJECT

 

Emma Hulbert, a senior at the Emerson Waldorf School, created a speaker series with four events for her senior project. These events are on Islamophobia (1/19), Tuition Inequality for Undocumented Students and the Future of DACA (1/26), Racism in the Justice System (2/9), and a film screening of “Ties that Bind”, a documentary about a family’s journey with their transgender sister (3/16).
 
Each event is free and open to the public.
 
Emma created this project to start the conversation in her school, as well as in the wider community, about issues that are vitally important but may not directly impact those in the audience. Come to these events and hear renowned panelists speak on issues that may have never occurred to you, and engage in lively community discussions! All are welcome.


ISLAMOPHOBIA PANEL DISCUSSION

Thursday, January 19th at 7:00pm at the Emerson Waldorf High School

Listen to panelists UNC Professor Juliane Hammer, Duke Imam Abdul Waheed, and Activist Manzoor Cheema speak about their experiences with Islamophobia. Come and listen, and then engage with a group discussion/Q&A with the panelists. This issue is of utmost importance, especially going into the next election cycle. This event is free and is guaranteed to challenge the paradigm we are living in!


TUITION INEQUALITY FOR UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS AND THE FUTURE OF DACA PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, January 26th at 7:00pm at the Emerson Waldorf High School

Listen to panelists Lori Khamala, of the American Friends Service Committee, Yazmin Garcia Rico, and Marco Cervantes speak about their experiences with this issue. This panel is of utmost importance, especially going into the next election cycle. This event is free and is guaranteed to challenge your way of thinking!
 

RACISM IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM PANEL DISCUSSION
Thursday, February 9th at 7:00pm at the Emerson Waldorf High School

Listen to panelists Bessie Elmore (Founder of the Straight Talk Support Group), William Elmore, and Emanuel Kearney speak about their personal experiences of racism in the justice system. This is an incredibly important issue that is prevalent everywhere and that we as a nation need to address. This event is free and is guaranteed to challenge your way of thinking!



FILM SCREENING OF “TIES THAT BIND”, A DOCUMENTARY
Thursday, March 16th at 7:00pm at the Emerson Waldorf High School

This film was created by Diana Newton about her southern family coming to terms with her transgender sister. The film's editor is EWS alumna Emily Jean Frachtling! Come watch the film and engage Diana and her sister, Christine, for a discussion about transgender issues and the film after watching “Ties that Bind”.