Speaker Series: Social Media Wellness and COVID-19

University School of Milwaukee hosted its first virtual speaker series event of the 2020–21 school year through its partnership with REDgen on Monday, Nov. 2 with Ana Homayoun, author and educator. Her presentation was titled "Social Media Wellness During COVID-19" and centered on helping parents and educators understand the new world of social media socialization, and how we can all work to make better choices around social media and overall wellness.

The USM/REDgen Speaker Series is a partnership between University School of Milwaukee and REDgen, a Milwaukee-based organization which fosters active community conversations around what it means to live a healthy, balanced life with authentic success. This is the fourth year of the partnership and speaker series events.

Click here for a recording of Homayoun’s presentation.

About Ana Homayoun
Ana Homayoun is an educator and the author of three books: “That Crumpled Paper Was Due Last Week,” “The Myth of the Perfect Girl,” and “Social Media Wellness.” Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Jose Mercury News, as well as on Fast Company, CNBC, and ABC News, among others, and she is a frequent guest on NPR.

In 2001, Ana founded Green Ivy Educational Consulting, LLC, an internationally recognized organization that works with parents, students, educators, and employers. She works with schools, universities, and corporations consulting with parents, students, educators, and employers about promoting intrinsic motivation, authentic engagement, and overall wellness. In early 2019, with the support of the Foundation for the Carolinas, she launched the Life Navigator Middle School Program, a school advisory curriculum and school coaching program designed to promote executing functioning skills and student wellness as well as social and economic mobility. To learn more about her work, visit www.anahomayoun.com.
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