TEDxFSCJ to Host Main Event, “Reimagine the (Im)possible”

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ for the fifth annual conference. This year’s event, “Reimagine the (Im)possible,” will examine what separates the possible from the impossible.

Hosted by FSCJ Student Esteban Cano and FSCJ Alumna Tina Kappel, Reimagine the (Im)possible will welcome seven speakers who are reimagining the nature of the (im)possible—scientific and artistic, personal and political, technological and biographical.

Speakers include:

  • Marissa Alexander who is an activist for survivors of domestic violence, professional speaker and success coach;
  • Dr. Erin Amerman, an anatomy and physiology professor at FSCJ and founder of Critter Creek Farm Sanctuary;
  • Ron Davis whose activist career was born from the tragedy of his youngest son’s unprovoked killing;
  • Bilawal Khoso, a professor of art, marketing expert and visual storyteller;
  • Mamie Morrow, a longtime educator who now focuses on coaching teachers and administrators;
  • Hanan Rasheed who has devoted her life to bringing people of conflict together to promote peace; and
  • Eileen Reeve, a hospice and palliative care nurse who helped develop the Compassionate Ventilator Withdrawal program.

Prior to the beginning of the program, attendees may tour the GET Exhibit, a mixed media installation by TEDxFSCJ Speaker Bilawal Khoso and sample Mediterranean food and refreshments inspired by Speaker Hanan Rasheed.

For more information, email TEDxFSCJ@gmail.com or visit tedxfscj.com.

COST: Tickets are $5 each. Register at https://tedxfscj2019.eventbrite.com.

WHEN: Saturday, April 6, 2019
1-5 p.m.
Attendees should check in by 1 p.m. The program will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: FSCJ South Campus, Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts
11901 Beach Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida 32246

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 6,000 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 delivered by today's leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED's annual gathering in Vancouver, Canada, TEDWomen and TEDGlobal conferences, and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world, then made available, free, on TED.com and other channels.

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