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Fay Magazine: Summer 2019

Fay Alumni Speakers Shine at TEDx Events

What do Fay alumni do to top the excitement of Fay's Upper School Speech Contest? Become a TEDx speaker, of course!
This spring, two Fay alumni spoke at TEDx events. Niya Harris ’18 was a presenter at TEDx Phillips Academy, where her talk, “The Injustice System,” focused on the incarceration of African Americans. In her talk, Niya addressed the challenges of implicit bias and called on viewers to rethink their own perceptions of race and incarceration.

In late April, Carine Kanimba ’09 was a speaker at TEDx Portland. Carine is the adopted daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, the humanitarian who saved the lives of 1200 people during the Rwandan genocide (including Carine and her sister, Anaise ’08), and whose story was featured in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. Carine's talk (which starts here at 1:31:05) addressed the process of healing and forgiveness; she focused on how important it has been in her own process of healing to share her story, and she mentioned the winning speech she gave at Fay as an important moment in this process.


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