TEDxFSCJWomen Announces Upcoming Event: “Showing up” – TEDWomen2018 Simulcast + Panel

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJWomen for “Showing up,” where we will discuss how women the world over are changing the status quo—they’re rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries.

“Showing up” will begin with a simulcast event – featuring such luminaries as Tarana Burke and Dolores Huerta direct from the TEDWomen2018 conference in Palm Springs. 97.9 KISSFM’s Catalina Alers-Alers will emcee the simulcast presentation.

Then join Melissa Ross, host of WJCT’s First Coast Connect, as she moderates a local panel of experts who will address the theme, “Speak out!,” and explore issues of fear, sexual violence and survival.

Panelists include:

  • Vicky Basra, Senior Vice President, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
  • Robin Graber, Rape Recovery Team Programs Director, Women’s Center of Jacksonville
  • Kristin Keen, Founder and President, Rethreaded
  • Paige Mahogany Parks, Founder, T.A.P. Transgender Awareness Project
  • Emily Rokosch, Director of Operations, JASMYN

3:30-4 p.m.: Check-in & Networking
4-5:30 p.m.: Simulcast – Showing up
5:30-6 p.m.: Refreshments & Networking
6-7:30 p.m.: Live local panel – Speak out!

Inside our welcome and registration atrium, speak with representatives from local nonprofits and women-centered organizations, including the Women’s Center of Jacksonville; Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center; Babes Who Hustle; FSCJ Student Engagement – Diversity & Social Change; Hubbard House; Jewish Family & Community Services; Sulzbacher Center; Women Empowering Women; and Women Writing for a Change.

For more information, email TEDxFSCJ@gmail.com or visit tedxfscj.com. Register at tedxfscjwomen2018.eventbrite.com.

COST: Free. Registration is required.

WHEN: Thursday, December 6, 2018
4-5:30 p.m. (simulcast)
6-7:30 p.m. (panel)

WHERE: FSCJ Downtown Campus
Auditorium, A-1068
101 W. State St.
Jacksonville, Florida 32202

About FSCJ

Known as “the community’s college,” Florida State College at Jacksonville (FSCJ) exists to provide valuable, high-quality learning opportunities to anyone with the desire to enhance themselves through the pursuit of higher education. Serving more than 50,000 students and awarding more than 7,800 degrees and certificates on an annual basis, the College plays a significant role in supplying the region’s employers with a highly skilled, educated workforce.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or fewer) delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, and made available, free, on TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman.

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; the TED Translators Program, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from thousands of volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed; the annual million-dollar TED Prize, which funds exceptional individuals with a "wish," or idea, to create change in the world; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; and the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities.

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