November 14, 2020
November 14, 2020
|10:00am – 10:10am||Welcome|
|10:10am – 10:35am||Keynote: Nico Slate & Nicholas Casey|
|10:40am – 11:05am||Keynote: David Simas|
|11:10am – 11:55am||Breakouts|
|11:55am – 12:00pm||Closing|
In addition to the keynotes and breakout sessions, we will also provide opportunities for Scholars and Alumni to engage in different ways, including community art projects, community-specific events, and smaller group conversations.
Continuing the Conversation: Q&A with Keynote Speaker
Speaker: David Simas
Join keynote speaker David Simas as he continues his conversation from the main stage. This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a smaller group setting.
Continuing the Conversation: Q&A with Keynote Speakers
Speakers: Nico Slate, Nicholas Casey
Join keynote speakers Nico Slate and Nicholas Casey as they continue their conversation from the main stage. This is a great opportunity to ask questions in a smaller group setting.
Reclaiming Our Resilience
Speaker: Amy Paulson
Resilience has become a buzzword lately – with everyone from wellness gurus to corporate America offering advice on how to get through difficult times. But, what does Resilience really mean? And who gets to define it? This interactive workshop invites us to examine old myths about Resilience that we’ve inherited from our families, communities, and cultures – and to reimagine and redefine Resilience as the transformative medicine we need for our own healing and liberation.
Real Talk: Coping Through COVID and Making It Work
Speakers: Natalia Delery, Rachel Fishbein, Linnea Paseiro, Maria Taha
In this session, three QuestBridge Alumnae will discuss their own experiences on how life has changed since the pandemic began. Acknowledging the difficulties finding a job, moving to a new location, and supporting family, our panelists will share what strategies they used to stay positive, and when they needed to take a step back and ask for help.
Federal Immigration Law and Its Impacts on Immigrant Students and Their Families
Speaker: Erin Schutte Wadzinski
This breakout is led by an advocate lawyer and focuses on how federal immigration law impacts immigrant students and their families. Topics covered will include an overview of legal support resources for undocumented immigrant college students, a discussion on the future of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) under a new presidential administration, and an introduction to the process for family-based immigration petitions if you are a US citizen and have an undocumented parent.
Family Values: Reflections on How Your Childhood Can Impact Your Parenting
Speakers: Mike Murillo, Teresa Sesera Murillo, Isabel Cesanto Safie, Omar Safie
Join QuestLeadership Alumni for a conversation on the topic of raising a family, and how our children’s experiences may or may not be different from the ones we had growing up. They will share honest reflections and lessons learned, as well as advice for those thinking of starting or growing their families in the future.
Taking Off the MASK: Showing Up as Your Authentic Self
Speaker: Ashanti Branch
This session models a safe, virtual space for individuals and small groups to engage in an uncommonly open, honest dialogue. Each person has a set of shared human needs – for support, expression, recognition, meaning, and connection. By closing the gap between who we are on the inside and who we show up as at work, school, online or onsite, we create more meaningful connections, healthier communication, deeper engagement – and ultimately more powerful results. You will leave this session with a simple, straightforward tool to help start courageous conversations about the social-emotional well-being of yourself and your community.