TiP Talks is a student led talk with Boston teen journalists sharing the process, inspiration and take-aways from their articles. Envision 10 minutes engaging talks with a chance for audience to engage in a Q&A. Subjects range from public transportation, climate, sports, anime and local issues
Our Speakers for this talk will be:
Ketura Joseph (TiP Reporter, Freshman) :
Ketura is a passionate young TiP reporter and student at the Brooke High School. Ketura’s passion for writing and robotics is a testament to the importance of exposing young students to diverse experiences and perspectives. As she advances into unfamiliar territory as a freshman, Ketura understands the value of learning about Black history that goes beyond the traditional frame of slavery.
One of the challenges that Ketura and many other Black students face is the limited scope of Black history that is taught in schools. Often, the focus is solely on the transatlantic slave trade and the Civil Rights Movement. While these events are significant, they are only a small part of Black history. Comparing her own experiences, that of teachers and college students Ketura offers a rich perspective of how teaching Black history beyond the frame of slavery empowers students and teachers. Such knowledge empowers students, teachers, and college students and helps promote greater appreciation for diversity and inclusivity.
William Thompson (TiP Reporter, Freshman)
William Thompson, a freshman at the John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science. Who enjoys music, sports, and hanging out with friends. William is using his interests and experiences to bring attention to issues of bias in athletic scouting. William will be discussing how bias can take many forms, such as racial and socioeconomic biases, and it can have a significant impact on student-athletes from underrepresented or marginalized communities.
By shedding light on these issues, William is contributing to a larger conversation about how we can create a more equitable system for all student-athletes.