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Harriton and Lower Merion SAGE set to host "WOKE Conference"
Harriton and Lower Merion SAGE set to host "WOKE Conference"

On April 4, 2019 at Harriton High School, skip class and join members of the Harriton and Lower Merion SAGE (Students Advocating for Gender Equality) organizations for a full day of Wisdom, Opportunity, Knowledge & Empowerment!

Learn how to use your voice, tell your story and bring about change in student-led interactive educational sessions and action workshops on:

  • Race & Privilege
  • LGBTQ & Gender Issues
  • Masculinity
  • Feminism
  • Cultural Proficiency
  • Gun Control
  • Disability Rights
  • Micro & Macro Aggressions
  • And More!

Registration is required and space is limited to 100 students from each high school.

For more information and to register today, click here.

Keynote speakers for the event will be "One Funny Mother" Dena Blizzard and Nydia Han, 6abc Anchor and creator of "#ThisIsAmerica".

Dena Blizzard first garnered attention in 1995 as Miss New Jersey in the Miss America Pageant, where she proudly ranked in the "Top 50″. Since then she has worked as a television host, comedienne, and short-order cook and chauffer to her three kids. Dena can currently be seen on Anderson Cooper's Daytime show and in clubs and theaters around the country. Previously, Dena has performed for audiences at The Nate Berkus Show, Paula Deen's "Paula's Party", and Emeril Lagasse show "Live with Emeril" on the Food Network.

In September 2017, Emmy-winning 6abc anchor and reporter Nydia Han posted a FB video reply to a woman who yelled "This is America" at Han while nearly striking her with her car. That video was viewed 2.3 million times. 64,000 people reacted. 15,000 people commented. The reaction led Han to create a documentary video series called "This Is America" to encourage a truly constructive conversation about race and who we are as Americans. For her work, Han will receive the Pearl S. Buck International 2019 Woman of Influence Award.

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