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SHOUT presents Women’s Herstory Month

March 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm


SHOUT (Social Handprints Overcoming Unjust Treatment) is a coalition of students whose purpose is to champion equality for all people. This student-led group is based at South Fayette Township School District, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  SHOUTand was developed by Dr. Chuck Herring, who oversees diversity, equity, and inclusion for the school district. The members also seek to help students build new chapters throughout the country. 

In honor of Women’s HERstory Month, the SHOUT students have invited a panel of women in various stages of their personal and professional journey to share their experiences and help break down stereotypes against women. This event will encourage intergenerational conversations about the lived experiences of all women. 

The event will be hosted by students of SHOUT.  

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About Our Speakers 

Imani Herring
Imani Herring is a 2014 graduate of Vincentian Academy and a 2018 graduate of Brown University. Currently, she leads a team focused on candidate experience and employer branding at Better.com, a digital lender with the mission of making homeownership more accessible for all Americans. Prior to Better, she worked as a consultant at the boutique consulting firm Broadbranch Advisors in Washington DC.


Cindy Nix
Mrs. Nix graduated from Kansas State University with a degree in Elementary Education. Over the years, she has furthered her education and certifications to include: Reading Specialist K-12, Mid-Level English, and English as a Second Language Specialist. She has committed her career in Education to providing a caring and inclusive classroom environment. Currently, Mrs. Nix teaches English Language Development at South Fayette Township Middle School.


Yamini Yepuri
Yamini Yepuri graduated from South Fayette Township High School in 2020. She is currently attending the University of Pittsburgh as an intended Psychology major with a Gender, Sexuality, and Women Studies minor on the pre med track. Alongside Dr. Chuck Herring and Berfin Bircan (Snow), Yamini is the co-founder and former co-chair of SHOUT.


Melissa Unger
Melissa Unger is a STEAM teacher at South Fayette Elementary School in Pittsburgh. She teaches K-2 students the early beginnings of computer programming and helps them to design, build, and bring their ideas to life as they conduct experiments, create inventions, and use technology to animate their projects. A life-long maker, Melissa likes to intertwine art and science into her work. Melissa also provides STEAM professional development to educators across Western Pennsylvania.


Berfin “Snow” Bircan
Berfin “Snow” Bircan graduated from South Fayette High School in 2020. Currently, she is majoring in Computer Engineering with a minor in Criminal Justice at the University of Pittsburgh. She is also one of the co-founders and previous co-chairs of SHOUT along with Dr. Chuck Herring and Yamini Yepuri.



Anne Sekula
Anne was a co-founder of The Salon Pgh, a community hub for Pittsburgh regional women to gather, learn, and grow. Anne also manages her own consulting firm focused on the nonprofit and philanthropic sector, specializing in issues research and project management, and has served leadership roles in many local nonprofits. Anne graduated from the University of Virginia and completed her Masters degree at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education.



This event is hosted with support from Green Building Alliance’s Green & Healthy Schools Academy and Inspire Speakers Series. It will be hosted on Zoom, and advanced registration is required. We hope you can join us! 


March 23, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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