Tue, Dec 15 | Online Session

TIPS for Teens

Want to connect with other teens & learn something new each week? Join Anika on Tuesdays at 4! Guest Speakers will join you & share experiences and insights on various topics. You will use TIPS (Letters to Things, Ideas, People, and Self) as the tool to explore what comes up for you.
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TIPS for Teens

Time & Location

Dec 15, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM
Online Session

About the Event

Please RSVP to get the Zoom meeting link emailed to you.

UHeights is excited to bring you a wonderful new program for teens, with which we hope to create a space for them to connect with themselves as well as each other.

Our facilitator for this program, TIPS for Teens is Anika Tara Rao. Anika will be starting 10th grade this Fall. She enjoys singing, dancing, cooking and hanging out with friends. Anika was inspired by her mom Dr. Anu Taranath to create safe spaces for talking about sometimes uncomfortable topics. She loves leadership and is very excited and thankful to be able to connect with you all!

TIPS is a book written by Dr. Anu's UW students during their study abroad program in India, encouraging us to see ourselves and our surroundings anew via thought-provoking letters to Things, Ideas, People and Self (TIPS).

Each week, Anika will introduce you to new guest speakers, who will share their insights with you and answer any questions you might have. You will spend some time writing letters using the TIPS model, and then share what you've written with the group.

For our last session of 2020, we welcome Nat Mengist as our guest speaker. Amhara-blooded, Washington-born, Nat is a researcher, educator, gardener, and consultant whose best friends are flowering herbs. Nat has facilitated outdoor learning & food justice workshops as a volunteer, staff person, and board member for over six years. Nat also presents research on plants, alchemy, and injustice at academic symposiums while simultaneously coaching undergraduates and executives in anti-racist governance.

The 12/15 session will be a research-based and activity-centered session. Participants will be invited to reimagine their relationships with plants. Rather than contemplating the vegetal world through the exploitative logics of settler colonialism, this interdisciplinary and interactive approach counters the harmful appropriation of indigenous epistemologies by offering insights into multiple ways humans tune into "plant-consciousness." 

Please ensure you have access to a plant nearby for the session!

If this is your first time using Zoom, check out this simple YouTube tutorial that walks you through what to expect.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9isp3qPeQ0E

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