Sequoyah School Presents A Conversation About the Role of Education in Preparing Students to Lead Social and Environmental Change

Published : Wednesday, November 11, 2015 | 12:33 PM

Join Sequoyah School for a conversation about the role of education in preparing students to lead social and environmental change with experts in social innovation, positive psychology, and community engagement. Ages 12+ welcome. Thursday, December 3, 2015, 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.


Rev. Lissa Anne Gundlach is Senior Minister at Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church, a progressive spiritual community serving Pasadena and the Greater Los Angeles County area. Rev. Lissa is a trained community organizer who believes faith communities are powerful laboratories for personal and social transformation.

Lorena Garcia-Duran launched Ashoka in Miami and started the Ashoka Support Network efforts in the U.S. She now lives in Los Angeles focusing on strategic partnerships and leading the Ashoka Support Network. Ashoka Is recognized as being the largest network of social entrepreneurs working to make change today.

Scott Sherman Ph.D. is the Executive Director of Transformative Action Institute and has worked on nonviolence and social justice projects from the war-torn island of Sri Lanka to the inner-cities of America. He is an expert on the most effective ways that citizens succeed in creating social progress and Innovation.

Neela Rajendra is the Director of Entrepreneurial initiatives at the Kravis Leadership Institute at Claremont McKenna College. She works to develop young entrepreneurial leaders In both the social and commercial sectors who create social impact. Neela has taught English in the Marshall Islands and started the Wake Forest’s business development program in Nicaragua.

Tai Esteban Sunnanon has spent 20 years in the social entrepreneurship sector as a Harvard University instructor, nonprofit leader, and executive coach. He is the founder of the non-profit consulting firm, si’, and was most recently the Executive Director of Reading Partners Silicon Valley, a national nonprofit aimed at closing the literacy gap for struggling elementary school students.

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