TEDxFSCJ to Host “Not the Enemy,” an Adventure Event Focusing on Racial Diversity and Unity

For Immediate Release: September 9, 2020

Contact: Jill Johnson, (904) 632-5016

TEDxFSCJ to Host “Not the Enemy,” an Adventure Event Focusing on Racial Diversity and Unity

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Join TEDxFSCJ for an upcoming virtual adventure event, “Not the Enemy,” featuring artists, activists and academics from across the country who have dedicated their lives to exploring the rich diversity of racial identity. Our speakers will address how racism is and remains a defining element of contemporary America, but they will also place this issue in a wider context and conversation about the ambiguities of racial categories and the importance of multiple cultural traditions.

The event will be hosted by FSCJ Student and Visual Artist Maiya Elaine and Professor of Communication and Philosophy Dr. Paul Hendrickson.

Speakers include:

  • GeeXella, rapper, DJ, and program coordinator at JASMYN, a Jacksonville LGBTQI+ youth center
  • Malcolm Jackson, artist and photographer based in Jacksonville
  • Dr. Russell Jeung, Chair and Professor of Asian American Studies at San Francisco State University
  • Diana King, Chinese-American photographer currently based in Nashville
  • Christina Kittle, activist and cofounder, Jacksonville Community Action Committee
  • Elena Øhlander, Jacksonville-based visual artist working in mixed media illustration and mural-making

Check in early so you can join the pre-event viewing experience, which will feature video shorts by videographer Marc Mangra, including a newly created piece highlighting the Frisch Family Holocaust Memorial Gallery in Jacksonville.

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

COST:    Free. This virtual event is open to the public, however registration is required for all attendees.

WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2020

7-9 p.m.

Online check-in and pre-event experience begin at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Online - Registrants will receive a hyperlink to the online webinar location and a reminder email prior to the event.

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 45,000 students and awarding more than 8,000 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. 

TED's open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which provides licenses to thousands of individuals and groups who host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators  from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities; and the educational initiative TED-Ed.

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