Students Organize L&C’s First TEDx Event
Tuse Mahenya BA ’21, an English major and political economy minor from Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, demonstrated her entrepreneurial spirit by being the lead organizer for L&C’s first-ever TEDx event on October 9.
Mahenya participated in a TEDx event while attending a UWC (United World Colleges) international baccalaureate school in eSwatini (formerly Swaziland). Many of L&C’s international students hail from UWC schools around the world and are part of the Davis United World College Scholars Program, created to encourage UWC students to continue their education in the U.S. and build international and intercultural understanding.
Mahenya hopes TEDx will have a lifespan far past her graduation. Her vision is that every student will get a chance to attend at least one TEDx event while at Lewis & Clark.
“I think TED’s motto, “ideas worth spreading,” is the epitome of the liberal arts experience: multifaceted, collaborative, driven by passion and the pursuit of knowledge,” she says. “I hope that in continuing the legacy, if nothing else remains, L&C students know that their stories need to be heard.”