Ted Talk Screening & Discussion Series – Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 PM
Join us for a series of TED Talk screenings followed by group discussion.
Each TED Talk and discussion will focus on issues addressed in Writings on the Wall by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks.
Join us to listen, watch, discuss, and be inspired! Participants are welcome to bring a brown-bag lunch.
Inequity, Injustice … Infection by Shay Stewart-Bouley
Born and raised on a combination of big city attitude and Midwestern sensibility in Chicago, Shay Stewart-Bouley, also known as Black Girl in Maine, had to learn a bit of Yankee ingenuity when she relocated to Maine in 2002.
She was able to continue the socially conscious work she had embarked on in the Windy City, where she worked primarily with homeless people, by running a community center focused on low-income youth in Southern Maine and writing about social issues (racism, class and socioeconomics in particular) on her Black Girl in Maine blog and in various Maine publications, as well as appearing in some anthologies.
In 2011, she won a New England Press Association Award for her writing on race and diversity for the Portland Phoenix. Although she stills resides in Maine, she is currently Executive Director of Community Change Inc. in Boston, one of the nation’s longest running anti-racism organizations.
Day & Time: Wednesday, April 12, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Location: Morrell Meeting Room
Contact: Sarah Brown 725-5242 x 510 email@example.com