Ahead of Alumnae Weekend 2022, Upper School students in the Korean Affinity, Chinese Affinity, and the Black Student Union and other interested students discussed topics including racial justice, activism, and creating change as a young person with this year's Distinguished Young Alumna Award Winner Bianca Mabute-Louie '08. Mabute-Louie is a researcher, educator, and racial justice consultant with experience facilitating transformative conversations and mobilizing diverse communities for racial justice. She shared her Westridge experience, her post-grad journey, and her experience in activism and community organizing with those gathered. Read her latest column for Elle magazine, "One Year After Atlanta: How Asian Women Heal When Misogyny And Racism Endure," here.
Also: Thank you to Priya A. '22 who interviewed Mabute-Louie and Simone O. '22 who interviewed Mary Lowther Ranney Distinguished Alumna Award recipient Vicki Vlachakis von Holzhausen '90 in front of live audiences filled with alumnae on Saturday! Read more about our award recipients and their accomplishments here.