Talks

Talks

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Thinking longingly about tuna brine. Touch water with paw then recoil in horror stare at ceiling, yet kitty scratches couch bad kitty, for find empty spot in cupboard and sleep all day or kitten is playing with dead mouse for climb a tree, wait for a fireman jump to fireman then scratch his face. Go into a room to decide you didn't want to be in there anyway friends are not food wack the mini furry mouse or chase ball of string intently sniff hand.


What the astronauts felt when they saw Earth from afar changed them forever. The Daily Overview project aims to produce the same effect in each of us, demonstrating through a series of stunning satellite images of Earth the effect human beings are having on the planet. You have never seen the Earth like this.

Historian Deborah Lipstadt spent years researching Holocaust deniers for one of her books, arguing that their racism, anti-Semitism, and prejudice had been disguised as rational discourse. But she never thought she would have to face one of them in court.

 

Since the Syrian civil war began, a team of 3,300 trained civilian volunteers-who used to be teachers, salesmen, cooks, and taxi drivers-have saved more than 80,000 lives. With no weapons except courage, readiness, independence, and a belief in humanity over religious and political beliefs, the White Helmets are making history.

We see reality not as it really is but filtered through our political, religious, and social beliefs. Jay van Bavel explains in this sharp and urgent talk the brain science behind our partisan beliefs, and offers a series of antidotes for a more critical way of looking at the world.

 

Colonialism has its own language: the tongue that the conqueror uses to subjugate and the tongue that the oppressed use to protect their own identities. In this amazing lyrical journey across six languages, Femi tells the painful story of colonialism and its enduring artifacts today. Femi Nylander is an actor, musician, poet and activist.

How did the turtle break her shell? Uzo narrates an ancient African tale which teaches us a fundamental and enduring idea: trust needs to be protected because once it is broken, it is difficult to put it together again!

 

A former British diplomat in the lead up to the Iraq war, Carne experienced first-hand the lies and self-serving discourse of political power. After a profound crisis, he began a quest for a more just way of living together.

Millennials have forgotten God--or so it seems according to research. But Reverend Jennifer Bailey, a millennial herself, has a different, more optimistic view: Millennials are finding soulfulness in new places like community workspaces, dinner parties, artistic communities, and civil protests. Named one of 15 Faith Leaders to Watch by the Center for American Progress, Rev.

 

Do you want to make a difference? Use your imagination. To make a change, you must be able to imagine a completely different world. The imagination allows us to take a future we do not know anything about and replace it with anything we want it to be.

A quest for the truth and social justice are the intertwined and driving forces in the life of this remarkable doctor and former Rwandan Minister of Health. Her talk is about a life-long journey fighting the status quo to create a world where high-quality, equitable healthcare is a reality for all.

 

Could smartphones be the most powerful weapon for social justice? With citizens around the world armed with cameras, videos and photos chronicling human rights violations are rising, and the power of distant witnesses is just beginning.