WHAT: La Serna High School will host its annual T.R.U.E. (Tolerance, Respect, Unity, Equality) conference featuring interactive workshops on gender, racism, self-motivation and digital citizenship and a keynote address from Kim Karr, a teacher who co-founded an anti-cyberbullying campaign called #iCANHELP.
Approximately 130 students are selected to attend the one-day conference, which will conclude with a group dance centered on diversity.
WHEN: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22
WHERE: Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave., Whittier
DETAILS: The T.R.U.E. program, founded in 2001, brings together the diverse student communities within the larger school community to increase student safety and maintain a positive school climate. By giving students the knowledge to boost tolerance of and respect for the many differences among their peers, T.R.U.E. heightens the spirit of unity among the students. A campus club was also formed by students, who collaborate on community projects, including holiday toy drives, food drives and beach clean-ups. The conference’s keynote speaker will discuss how to make a difference and remove negativity online and in life.
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