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Terms and Conditions May Apply

Terms and Conditions May Apply

Think you have nothing to hide?  Guess again! Admit it: you don’t really read the endless terms and conditions connected to every website you visit, phone call you make or app you download. But every day, billion-dollar corporations are learning more about your interests, your friends and family, your finances, and your secrets…and are not [Read more…]

ThunderDome! Face Your Fears, Build Your Dreams with Rob Lehr & Drac

ThunderDome! Face Your Fears, Build Your Dreams with Rob Lehr & Drac

Thunderdome is a feature length documentary that follows the true story of Rob Lehr, haunted by death after being in a deadly plane crash, who chose to engage life rather than escape it.  This film illustrates how the power of community can help us deal with tragedy and difficulty in life.  The main character is [Read more…]

We Don’t Look Like our Stories / Julia Garcia

We Don’t Look Like our Stories / Julia Garcia

With self-harm and suicide ideation reaching epidemic highs, there has never been a more critical time to connect in a real way and for students to know they aren’t alone.  GARCIA’s raw and revealing approach is leading students to rewrite the stigma of mental health, making her one of the most game changing voices of our generation. This is not your traditional lecture.  It’s  an experience to help students SILENCE  ANY  STORY  THAT TELLS  THEM  THIS  IS  THE  END… Because  you  never  know  how  sharing  your story,  can  help  someone  else  through  theirs. Recognized as a peer with a not so pretty past herself, Julia is [Read more…]

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

What Matters? / Dan Parris, David Peterka, Rob Lehr

Dan Parris@ TEDx Gateway Arch, St. Louis, on 9/11/14 PERFECT for Poverty Awareness and National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Weeks. What breaks your heart?  What makes you come alive?  Figure out a way your students can intersect these passions by hosting this program! This dynamic presentation is based on the documentary film What Matters?, a film about three [Read more…]

Which Lives Matter? w/Monti Washington

Which Lives Matter? w/Monti Washington

Is it Black Lives? Is it Blue Lives? White Lives? Or is It All Lives?  Everyone knows that all lives matter, but the question is do they matter equally? “WHICH LIVES MATTER” is an intense, inclusive, educational program, intended to build bridges, not walls.  Speaker, poet, and activist Monti Washington helps students explore the history, conditioning, stereotypes, [Read more…]

White Privilege Pop Quiz: The Test You Can’t Fail / Molly Secours

White Privilege Pop Quiz: The Test You Can’t Fail / Molly Secours

With humor and compassion, Molly Secours deftly navigates the murky waters of racial bias and encourages honest discussion. Secours effectively reveals how even those with ‘good intentions’ inadvertently promote division and disparity. By asking ourselves a few key questions, we develop empathy while learning how a lack of inquiry can perpetuate ‘white privilege’ and inequity [Read more…]

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

Your Brain on Politics / Rick Shenkman

  We’ve just been through one of the most fascinating and disturbing elections in American history. Why did people vote the way they did? Until recently, no one really knew because we lacked insight into how the human brain digests political information. But now we do. With the help of science we now know why [Read more…]