Tue, Mar 23 | 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. Next Session, we have speaker Monica Cortes Viharo!
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TIPS for Teens

Time & Location

Mar 23, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Online Session

About the Event

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

TIPS for Teen is BACK in 2021 with a new format which will allow teens to learn, grow and connect even more than previously! The TIPS session will now be spread out over two weeks, where the first week will entail an interesting conversation with a guest speaker. Then, the following week, participants will continue the discussion among themselves (without a speaker), writing and sharing their TIPS letters as a tool to explore the topic more.

For this week, we will be having an conversation with Monica Cortés Viharo on Public Speaking & Performance in Everyday Life. on March 23rd, 2021. The follow-up session for this conversation will be on March 30th, 2021. 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER: 

Monica Cortés Viharo is an actor (SAG/AFTRA), a company member of eSe Teatro (a Seattle-based Latina theater company), a public speaking consultant, and an educator with over 20 years of professional experience. As a member of the Humanities Washington Speakers Bureau she offers workshops of public speaking and performance students to audiences throughout the state (now via Zoom). Monica is completing a PhD in Drama and a Certificate in Public Scholarship at the University of Washington (UW) and her work has been published in scholarly journals including Theatre Topics, The New England Theatre Journal, the Journal of Dramatic Theory and Criticism. She is the performance coach for TEDxYouth@Seattle, and has taught drama, public speaking, and ethnic studies at UW, the University of Puget Sound, and is currently associate faculty at Cascadia College.

ABOUT THE TOPIC:

Monica will lead us in an conversation on public speaking and performance in everyday life with her 20+ years of professional experiences in the field. 

ABOUT THE FACILITATOR:

Our facilitator for TIPS for Teens is Anika Tara Rao. Anika is currently in 10th grade. She enjoys singing, cooking, travelling and laughing with friends and family. 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!

ABOUT TIPS:

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).

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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