The Serving and Shaping Her World Speakers Series addresses issues from global, women’s, artistic, ethical, health and scientific perspectives.
We ask students to consider what broadening their perspectives will bring to their lives as girls and citizens of the world.
The theme for 2012-2013 is “Create.”
October 10 -11, 2012
Ms. Fuller is the author of multiple books including The Legend of Colton H. Bryant and Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. Her talk, “No Whispering Allowed: The Only Taboo is Silence” focuses on “the importance of an irreverent, brave voice in the creation of relevant art. Ms. Fuller will discuss the ways in which my upbringing as a white girl in a southern African apartheid environment has opened my eyes to the other kinds of apartheids that we are blind to as a western society. Ms. Fuller will discuss the importance of speaking out as women, as minorities, as peace activists, and as consumers for an imaginative, creative way forward. Ms. Fuller will show how such an undertaking requires voice and discuss how we each need to find, and redefine what voice is to us.”
Web site: http://alexandrafuller.org
November 6 -7, 2012
Ms. Chang has become one of the most talked about social activists/urban designers worldwide for her powerful community oriented installations that combine public art and social activism. Named a 2011 Senior TED Fellow, Ms. Chang has encouraged people to engage with public spaces to let their voices be heard.
Web site: http://candychang.com
January 29 -30, 2013
Mr. Guth is an ice-cave explorer and photographer. He is frequently aboard National Geographic ships capturing amazing shots of icebergs, Arctic wildlife, and sharing stories with those on board. Mr. Guth will share tales of his journeys and his beautiful photography.
Web site: http://www.photoguth.com
February 19 -20, 2013
Mr. Mali is a dynamic, energizing speaker. He will help us all work on our public speaking and presentation skills. Mr. Mali has a great love for language, usage, and the humor that goes along with sometimes not getting it right. Mr. Mali will not only present, but work with many classes on developing a stronger presence and voice.
April 9 -10, 2013
Ms. Michelson is a world explorer, writer, philanthropist, “serial entrepreneur,” and consultant. She is in the process of developing a global network of “adventure philanthropists.”
Web site: http://www.goeringo.com