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Wake Work and the Idea of Progress | Leilani Hemmings Pallay | TEDxSanLuisObispo


Leilani Hemmings Pallay shows the ways that marginalized folx (particularly students) and their allies are doing the work of surviving and resisting, in academia, in the society of what’s currently the USA, and in the global context.
Leilani is pursuing Ethnic Studies at Cal Poly with a minor in Women’s and Gender Studies. Her extraordinary involvement includes her campus positions as an Ethnic Studies Teaching Assistant, a Student Assistant for the Gender Equity Center (GEC), and as the Student Producer for the GEC’s 2019 production of Original Womxn’s Narratives (OWN). She is a member of Black Student Union, the Cross Cultural Centers, the Women’s and Gender Studies Honor Society, and the Comparative Ethnic Studies Student Association. Leilani will speak to the ways that the marginalized and their allies are surviving and resisting in academia, in our country, and around the world. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx