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2017 TEDxBeaconStreet Interview with Noah Shamus. When he was a high school sophomore, Noah witnessed one of his friends grope a girl. What was he supposed to do now? Despite being really uncomfortable and afraid of losing his friend, Noah decided to talk to him frankly about what he’d done and why it was wrong. His story is a rare model for kids who witness sexual assault – and for schools that are ready to teach kids what consent really means.

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Noah Shamus

Noah Shamus

Noah Shamus is currently a seventeen-year-old senior at Avenues: The World School. Noah first got involved in social justice his freshman year of high school by attending an event about white privilege. Noah is presently the co-president of the Committee for Social Justice, which he has grown to become the largest club at his school. He is also the president of the Student Ambassadors Club, the World Science Club, and an active member or the student newspaper and Model UN. Noah enjoys discussing politics, physics, and building rockets with his friends.