* Please Note Earlier Time! *
Join in our TED Talk Salon for a brain-stimulating presentation and lively discussion. A "video-style" book club for the curious world citizen.
(The library is changing its Saturday hours; we'll now be meeting from 2-5pm.)
Presenting a double-header:
• Let’s Try Emotional Correctness by Sally Kohn
• Take "The Other" to Lunch by Elizabeth Lesser
Sally Kohn, political pundit, shares what she learned as a progressive lesbian talking head on Fox News. It's time for liberals and conservatives to transcend their political difference. She claims the way to finding common ground is by focusing on the compassion and humanity in everyone.
Elizabeth Lesser, author and co-founder of Omega Institute, encourages us to transcend the divisive tension around politics and have meaningful conversations. We need to elevate the way we treat each other in order to live together more effectively. She gives a simple, concrete example of how each of us can begin real dialogues with "The Other".
Schedule (times are approximate)
2:30...Show the TED Talk, break into smaller groups to discuss
4:00...Whole group summary/further discussion
--End time is flexible...We have the room until 5pm
On the first Saturday of every month, we view a recorded TED Talk (of about 20 min.) from those posted at ted.com. Talks are by a person notable in their field, who has interesting things to say. After viewing their presentation, we'll break into smaller groups and talk about the ideas and opinions presented. Share your thoughts, questions, and experiences around the topic.
Talks are selected because they spark the interest of Rebecca, our TED salon moderator, and are likely candidates for good conversation. Send your recommendation for a future TED Talk Salon - topics or presentations - to Rebecca.