Herrison performs a poem based on the unexpected and spontaneity. Watching him see his father surrender, thinking he doesn’t belong here, he grabs the attention of our audience. “The same people Americans are holding out with fences are building them.” We are all immigrants. Last time he checked – there was only one race. The [...]
TEDxCharlotte 2014 comes together on October 24th.
Join an intimate fifth edition of TEDxCharlotte. Our upcoming conference will continue a fresh tradition of focusing on brilliant speakers, but the event will be limited. That means we can only offer 400 in-person seats to both returning and new attendees. The conference takes place at Label at the NC Music Factory on October 24th, 2014.Volunteer
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“Most days, I go jail willingly.” – Melissa Mummert She never really knows who is going to come in. Sometimes they come in for selling drugs, getting caught shop lifting, and sometimes she has already seen them on the news for allegedly doing horrible things. There are hundreds of women from all walks of life [...]
Carol grew up reading in the “she likes books more than people” kind of way. She read anything and everything. Many of her sharpest and most important experiences have come through encounters with books. One such encounter is what she focuses her talk on today. Advancing Luna by Alice Walker is a story about two [...]
Robin Emmons starts her afternoon talk at TEDxCharlotte with a personal story. She quit her Corporate America job in 2008 so she could take care of her homeless older brother. He had been living on the streets for a decade. Emmons decided to follow her brother through the prison and mental health system until the [...]
“I think this was a setup,” began Karla Williams, addressing the emerging theme of this year’s TEDxCharlotte. “Holy cow! If I were your age, and I was sitting in this audience, whatever age you are, I’d be thinking ‘This is a very big world, how am I going to find that place, if I haven’t [...]
Molly Barker gets out of the “leader box” and discovers that she is a leader in her letter to Congress. Read it here. Molly Barker Veteran TEDxCharlotte speaker Molly Barker is the founder of Girls on the Run. Through the organization, Molly has helped girls all over North America understand that it’s OK if [...]
Dear Congress: I’ve been wanting to write you for awhile. I need to come clean with you. I haven’t liked the way you seem to communicate with each other. There appears to be a lot of name-calling, bullying and downright mean-spiritedness. If we can’t respect each other within our own house, how can we possible [...]