Natalie Warne to speak at Global Solutions Forum at Vail Mountain School, Oct. 14
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What: Global Solutions Forum.
When: Friday, Oct. 14; 8:30 a.m. kickoff, 10:30 a.m. Natalie Warne keynote.
Where: Vail Mountain School theater, 3000 Booth Falls Road, Vail.
Cost: Complimentary reserved seats are available to Vail Daily Weekly readers with Coupon Code SStS2016.
More information: Visit www.shouldertoshoulder.com.
VAIL — Natalie Warne, an advocate for the Invisible Children Project, will give a keynote presentation during Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder’s Global Solutions Forum on Friday at Vail Mountain School. She will speak on the power of young people using their voices and talents to make an impact.
In addition to the general public, she will address young people from the Vail Valley and representatives from schools across the United States who will be visiting Vail for the annual Global Solutions Forum. Many of the students in the audience volunteered to participate in one of Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder’s 2016 courses in global citizenship.
Domestically, these young leaders traveled to Detroit, New Orleans and the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota to work with grassroots leaders dedicated to improving their communities. Internationally, students traveled to Bolivia, Cambodia, Kenya, Nepal, Nicaragua, Peru or Tibet and addressed issues related to endemic poverty, including access to safe drinking water, education and sustainable and environmentally sensitive development.
Warne is a film producer, public speaker and activist based in Los Angeles. She served as the associate producer for the Connected Learning Alliance, an innovative education startup backed by the MacArthur Foundation that supports a growing network of individuals and organizations that promote equity, access and opportunity for all learners.
Born and raised in Chicago, Warne forwent university for the opportunity to tour the United States advocating on behalf of the humanitarian aid organization Invisible Children. What was supposed to be a five-month internship turned into three years of employment. During this time, Warne developed skills as a film editor, event producer and public speaker, educating and mobilizing youth through nationwide campaigns featured on CNN and “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
Between tours with Invisible Children, Warne lived and worked in Rwanda as a film producer. In 2011, she was asked to give a TEDx Talk that was featured on ted.com, followed by a second in 2012 and a feature on National Public Radio, all highlighting her experiences with engaging youth in social justice.
Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder was an extension of educator Bob Bandoni’s Vail Mountain School ethics curriculum that grew into a nonprofit organization dedicated to developing the next generation of global leaders.
“Today’s young people need role models dedicated to social justice. Natalie is the right person to inspire today’s high school students to become tomorrow’s ethical leaders,” said Bandoni, executive director of Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder.
About the forum
The annual Global Solutions Forum is a gathering of all partners in the Students Shoulder-to-Shoulder community. This fall’s forum brings together program alumni, inspirational nonprofit leaders from around the world, school professionals from partner schools across the United States and notable speakers, including award-winning author Bob Vanourek.
The town of Vail, Vail Mountain School and Antlers at Vail are presenting the Global Solutions Forum.