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CSSJ Lunch Talk with Maya Clifton and Taiwo Demola

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017
12 PM
CSSJ Seminar Room
94 Waterman Street

Lunch Talk with High School Seniors Maya Clifton and Taiwo Demola

Join us for a Lunch Talk with High School Seniors Maya Clifton and Taiwo Demola. Maya and Taiwo are a part of the Brown-Sophia Royce Research Collaborative. This is a program through which alumnae of Sophia Academy in their junior and senior years of high school are given pre-college support and mentorship by current Brown undergraduate women. Of all the mentees who wish to pursue research the summer following the program, a select few who write excellent research proposals are chosen to participate in the 6-week summer research partnership under the advising of Brown University faculty. This program provides the unique opportunity for highly inquisitive and motivated young women to pursue research in a way that exposes them to curious and studious self-motivated academia before the undergraduate experience.


nid%3D3276%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneTaiwo Demola is a senior at Classical High School in Providence, Rhode Island. She was a Summer 2017 intern at the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, at Brown University where she conducted research on significant historic and contemporary sites connected to the transatlantic slave trade in the city of Providence. Moreover, the seventeen year old was presented with the task of identifying controversial monuments in the region and surveying communities of color to get a better understanding of locations that could act as possible hosts for a slavery memorial. Aside from her research, Taiwo is a delegate for the Providence Student Union, speaker for the Nellie Mae Education Foundation and Co-founder of Diversity Talks, a social enterprise that works to revolutionize the way we envision professional development and conversation on inclusion in the classroom.

nid%3D3277%7Ctitle%3D%7Cdesc%3D%7Clink%3DnoneMaya Clifton is a high school senior at the Lincoln School, an all girls college prep school in Providence. Her research project is centered around investigating streets in College Hill and and their connection to the Transatlantic Slave Trade. By creating a walking new Slavery & Legacy walking tour based on the streets and buildings that are in narrative of slavery Maya hopes to share a more complex history of Providence. Maya loves finding untold histories and anything that lets her showcase her creative skills. In her spare time, Maya practices karate, and in June 2017 she received her black belt after eight years of training.

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