TEDx Montreal Women: building bridges to create a new future
Each year, TEDx Montreal Women starts a new conversation with a different theme: this year’s is about bridges and how we can use them to create an understanding about our differences. Speakers will share their experiences and perspectives which “offer bridges across race, religious belief, personal opinions” and other topics that may divide us. The TED and TEDx movement is here to raise consciousness and awareness about the issues that matter and to actively participate in an ongoing discussion.
“It is when people are shown new perspectives that unexpected paths will appear.” – TEDxMontrealWomen
Some of this year’s influential speakers include, Carol Devine, and environmentalist and humanitarian who co-launched the museum of AIDS in South Africa and helped document an Arctic clean up in Svalbard.
Executive Director of the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, Nakuset, will also be sharing her ideas about building and crossing bridges between Indigenous and North American cultures. She will share stories about the resilience her community has forged “to connect both worlds in the spirit of collaboration and reconciliation”.
Concerning similar issues, Executive Director Joanna Kerr will be representing Greenpeace Canada. She is working towards stopping climate change, protecting biodiversity and advancing indigenous rights. Through “true compassion”, she argues, “we could actually unleash a power that will heal ourselves, build healthy communities and save the planet”.
Tara Akhavan – 2016 – Displays are everywhere! On average, we spend more than 5 hours per day in front of different displays. Are there physiological impacts beyond just tired eyes? Can we categorize these negative impacts as health problems caused by technology? Are there any technological solutions for this technological flaw?
Where: St-Denis Theatre 1594 St-Denis Street H2X 3K2
When: November 5th 2017 8am – 5pm
How much: General Admission are 80$ and if you’re a student, tickets for General Admission are 70$.