Speakers

Surviving Inside the American Drug War / Kevin Booth

Surviving Inside the American Drug War / Kevin Booth

Surviving Inside the American Drug War Even Minor Marijuana Charges Could End Your College Career! Every state and every university is different. This program is an interactive multi media presentation utilizing audience participation to keep the conversation focused on what matters to you. Institutions won’t allow students to use marijuana on campuses for fear of running afoul [Read more…]

Terms and Conditions May Apply / Cullen Hoback

Terms and Conditions May Apply / Cullen Hoback

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…]

The Age of Lies: How to Protect Yourself From Politicians/Rick Shenkman

The Age of Lies:  How to Protect Yourself From Politicians/Rick Shenkman

  Learn about the 25 ways politicians con voters and how you can recognize a con when you see one.  In this presentation, New York Times bestselling author Rick Shenkman uses striking video clips to show the many ways politicians fool voters by appealing to their fears and exploiting their anger.  In a well-timed talk [Read more…]

We Don’t Look Like our Stories / Dr. Julia Garcia

We Don’t Look Like our Stories / Dr. 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. TEDx performer, impact speaker, and mental health expert, Dr. Julia Garcia, has spent [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? / Monti Washington

Which Lives Matter? / 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…]