12:00 am - 1:30 pm
Building 700S Room: Event Center
25555 Hesperian Blvd Hayward, CA 94545
Noor Tagouri, Journalist and Founder of #letnoorshine Campaign will speak on “Breaking Barriers Through Storytelling”
Since launching the viral #LetNoorShine campaign in 2012, Noor Tagouri has gained international attention as one of the country’s most talked about young adults. Since embarking on her journey of becoming a journalist, she has become an associate journalist for CBS radio in Washington D.C, graduated from one of the top journalism schools at the age of 20, become a local news reporter in the DC metro area for CTV News and has traveled to nationally and internationally as a motivational speaker. With a social media following of over 100,000, Noor has gained both critical support for her efforts to break normative stereotypes and encouraged others to tackle their own potential in a multi-cultural society through weekly Ustream discussions, social media discussion posts, and one-on-one mentoring. As a first generation Libyan-American, her passion for storytelling stems from the desire to expose cultural injustices and combat the challenges facing women on a global scale. Noor Tagouri’s extraordinary rise as a young journalist and budding cultural figure is proof of what can happen if all of us dare to ask the right questions.