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See below for our program line-up!
If you would like to add programming to SEGL TV, please contact Natalia Straus , Director of Development.
SEGL Homecoming 2021: State of the School conversation with Noah Bopp, Founder and Head of School including an update from SEGL in Johannesburg Director, Mairéad O’Grady
SEGL Homecoming 2021: Community Fishbowl Discussion with Andrea Flores, White House National Security Council Director for Border Management
SEGL Homecoming 2021: Keynote conversation with retired U.S. Army Lt. Col Alexander Vindman
SEGL Homecoming 2021: Golden Mug award ceremony honoring Kimberly L. Jones
SEGL Homecoming 2021: Model English Class with Academic Dean and SEGL in DC English Teacher, Christian Starling
SEGL Homecoming 2021: Weekend kick-off with break-out “rooms” to connect/reconnect with friends across our community
Summer Book Club: Short Fiction and Food for Thought #3
Summer Book Club: Short Fiction and Food for Thought #2
Join longtime SEGL teacher, Alvin Fridie. The resources for the second meeting can be found below: “Gator Butchering for Beginners” by Kristen Arnett “The Garden Party (1921)” by Katherine Mansfield. Framing Information.
Summer Book Club: Short Fiction and Food for Thought #1
Join longtime SEGL teacher Alvin Fridie as he leads participants in an exploration of short fiction works, including novellas and short stories. The goal of the club is to develop a community of readers who draw just as much inspiration from the texts as from one another while enjoying each other’s company. Participants are invited to bring their favorite food and drink along (see recipes below for inspiration!). The resources for the first meeting can be found below:“A Country Doctor” by Franz Kafka“Me Talk Pretty One Day” by David Sedaris. Framing Information and Recipes!
Restorative Practices & Rwanda’s Pathway to Trust
Principles and practices for navigating today’s complex world with SEGL Golden Mug Award winner Carl Wilkens. Moderated by Anne Jiang (Spring 2017 and Summer 2018). Prior to this segment, we recommend reading Carl’s written piece, “A Matter of Posture”.
The History and Ethics of Protest in America
A weekly SEGL TV segment with Noah Bopp and Christian Starling. This discussion-based course provided historical and ethical context to our current national trauma, and help participants find their own way forward. Using classic SEGL readings, films, and case studies, along with today’s most influential thinking, attendees wrestled with questions as old as our Republic. Access course material and discussion prompts here.
The Queer History You Didn’t Learn in School
A conversation with Keigan McCullagh (Fall 2019).
The Fools of Shakespeare
Shakespeare’s clowns come in a wide variety of tones and functions. Explore these melancholy, ridiculous, mischievous inventions and see how understanding them helps understand ourselves and others. Hosted by Charlotte Jones (Spring 2017) and Chris Jones (2017 parent/guest speaker) who boasts half a century of Shakespearean acting and scholarship.
COVID-19, Election 2020, and Youth Voting
A conversation with Campbell Streator (Fall 2012), Executive Director of Every Vote Counts, and Meirav Solomon (Spring 2020)
The Dynamics of Privilege and Power in the Era of COVID19 & Black Lives Matter
Explore the relationship between privilege, power, and race, and how that relationship affects our own lives, the lives of others, and our society. Through facilitating privilege statement exercises, Jaitsiri Kaur Ahluwalia (London ‘19) and Saffiyah Coker (London ‘19) hope to create open dialogues for exploration, examination, and self-implication. Resource list for Allyship + Understanding Privilege can be found here.
The Butter Broadcast: Time Capsules and Conversation
Join Adela Thompson Page (Fall 2019) and Nathalie Mitchell (Spring 2020) for a creative afternoon of discussion and hands-on time capsule making.
The Leaders of Tomorrow and the Problems of Today: The Importance of Youth Leadership in the 21st Century
SEGL is only the beginning of the path towards leadership. Join Onero Institute founder Elad Raymond (Fall 2016) for a discussion on why youth leadership is so important for creating positive change and how SEGLettes can lead after their semester experience.
Running for Office in the Coronavirus Era
A Conversation with New York State Assembly candidate Cameron Koffman and campaign manager Martin Rather (both Fall 2013). Hosted by fellow Fall 2013 graduate, Camille Ward.
SEGL’s Future in the COVID-19 era:
A Conversation with Noah Bopp, Mairéad O’Grady and Christian Starling. Hosted by SEGL Fall 2018 graduate, India Glenn.
Vaccines, Therapeutics, Testing, and Isolation
How should we understand the present response of the United States to COVID-19? Join us for a conversation with SEGL Science Teacher, Alvin Fridie. Hosted by Nikki Farber (Spring 2019) and Manavi Sinha (Fall 2019).
Watch and discuss "Born Good? Babies Help Unlock the Origins of Morality"
Watch and discuss “Born Good? Babies Help Unlock the Origins of Morality” with Emmy Award-winning producer Shari Finkelstein (Fall 2019 parent) and hosted by Lara Yellin (Fall 2019 graduate).
SEGL Live concert
Join SEGL graduate Abri Bernstein (AKA Abri Lirone) as she sings songs from her album Leaves Change and some popular favorites. Bring an instrument if you have one; we’ll try a virtual jam session when the concert is over! Hosted by former SEGL Academic Dean JD Gladden (who just might bring her ukulele to the festivities!)
Share humbles and a meal (virtually) as we did at SEGL
Hosted by Manavi Sinha and Nora Estrada (both Fall 2019).
COVID-19 and College Admissions
A Conversation with Dr. Pamela Ellis, “The Education Doctor” (Summer 2014 parent and SEGL’s consulting college counselor); links from Dr. Ellis’ segment include: a free Virtual Campus Visit Guide; free webinar on How to Find the Right College; and an app to deal with teen anxiety. For more information or to contact Dr. Ellis, please visit https://compasscollegeadvisory.com/.
Watch and discuss the Oscar-nominated documentary "Cartel Land" with its producer, Tom Yellin (Fall 2019 parent)
How to stay centered in the COVID-19 era
With SEGL Director of Wellness and Advising, Dr. Patricia Thomas, and hosted by Tyrel London, SEGL Class of Fall 2012. Resource links from Dr. Patty’s talk can be found here.
How to travel around Capitol Hill and help your parents stay fit
With Daisy Bopp (daughter of SEGL Head of School Noah Bopp) on her super fast scooter.
A conversation with Clark Neily, Vice President for Criminal Justice at the Cato Institute and 2018 SEGL Golden Mug Award Winner
Hosted by Mia Felt, SEGL Class of Fall 2019
Cooking with Susana Heureaux, SEGL’s Food Coordinator and Chef
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