We filter the news we consume, the sources we trust, our friends, our followers, our feeds and our communities. To reject the filter is to choose to engage with the entire world. When we are open to encountering all sorts of people, all sorts of details about the world, including things we may not ever run into in our day to day lives, imagine the incredible ideas we can learn.
-William Darity, a professor at Duke, who will talk about some of the origins of racial inequities, especially around Durham, and how to begin to address this heavy issue.
-Scott Holmes, an NCCU Law Professor, who will share how he believes we can and should re-imagine the justice system in the U.S. You may know him as the attorney who defended the confederate monument protesters in Durham and at UNC.
-Sandra K. Johnson will speak about the case for a technocratic societywhere technology brings us closer together rather than farther apart. She has extensive experience at IBM and is currently working on mobile app that allows users in Western countries to send money to family in developing countries.
-LeVelle Moton, NCCU Basketball coach, will speak about winning with integrity and living with integrity throughout your entire life.
-Kelly Garvey, founder of the killthebill.com site dedicated to enhanced tracking of local and state legislation from the moment it is introduced as a bill to the moment it becomes law.
-Justin Clapp (J. Clapp), a.k.a. Vivica C. Coxx, founder of the House of Coxx. She will speak about creating space through visibility.
-Mark Dorosin, co-director of the Julius L. Chambers center for civil rights, will speak about diversity and inclusion as a solution to civil rights issues.
-Mailande Moran, a local creative, entrepreneur, and Duke MBA recipient will speak embracing your limitations and using them to your advantage.
Performances by African American Dance Ensemble, Caigue Vidal and Jeremy Lewis and Sara Bloo.
We hope to see you there! Visit http://www.tedxdurham.org/no-filter-conference.html to get your tickets today.
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