The truth about the confederacy.

Okalani Dawkins is a passionate Sophomore excited to create a better world through her passion for Civil Rights. In this talk, she highlights the importance of African American societies in America's history past the Civil Rights Movement, and why we need to pay more attention to matters like those as well. Okalani Dawkins is an ambitious sophomore who is on the path to dedicating her life to human rights advocacy. As the vice president of Amnesty International, she strives to convey a message of tolerance and solidarity among students, as well as to eradicate indifference toward recent social issues. Along with being a member of the California Scholarship Federation Club, a long-time volunteer at the Vista Library, and an avid speaker within her community, she hopes to use her passion for activism as a human rights lawyer. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at