Political activist Maya Tersigni to speak at UOG

Political activist Maya Tersigni to speak at UOG

Political activist Maya Tersigni to speak at UOG


11/16/2018

Maya TersigniThe University of Guam’s Political Science Student Association will be hosting a talk with social and political activist Maya Tersigni. The talk is open to the public and will be at 6 p.m. on Monday, July 16, in the CLASS Lecture Hall at UOG.

Tersigni is a college student, public speaker, and spoken word poet from San Jose, Calif. Her grandmother is a resident of Guam.

In March she served as the closing speaker for the March for Our Lives San Francisco, a nationwide protest against gun violence, where she performed poetry for nearly 100,000 people.

Tersigni’s goals are to help shed light on the evolution of political activism and to help people of any age learn how to incite change by connecting their skills to their passions.

“Political apathy is common among all ages and especially among young people,” said Cierra Camacho, president of the Political Science Student Association. “Tersigni is an inspiration in her convictions of being politically involved in the community.”

Vice Speaker Therese M. Terlaje requested her endorsement on a gun reform bill to ban bump-fire stock firearm accessories and to increase penalties for illegal firearm possession and use. She has since met with Terlaje subsequent to her endorsement, and the bill remains in committee.