• TED Circle Conversations: Piloting a New TED initiative

    An Evening of TED-Circle Conversations, featuring TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson on "Injustice" Presented by CONVERSATIONS NEW YORK Wed., Nov. 20, 6:30-8:00 pm Hunter College, entrance at Lexington Ave. and 68th St., West Building Faculty Dining Room, 8th floor Photo ID required for entrance to building, please. Please REGISTER (FREE) at Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/we-need-to-talk-about-injustice-tickets-80043463153 We'll make a little history together this evening, because Conversations New York is one of 150 groups across 40 countries selected to pioneer the TED Circles program to be launched in 2020. The goal is to connect people and conversations through the power of ideas. (Info. on TED is at www.TED.com.) Our conversations will be inspired by the TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson described below. Please watch the 23-minute video prior to the event, preferably on the day-or-evening before or the day-of. -- we do not want to take time for screening on-site. (At the session, we will provide a brief summary of the Talk.) Join us to share your reactions, ideas, experiences, and wisdom on this declaration which has inspired over half-a-million people: "We Need to Talk About Injustice" TED Talk by Bryan Stevenson (23 minutes) https://www.ted.com/talks/bryan_stevenson_we_need_to_talk_about_an_injustice In an engaging and personal talk -- with inputs from his grandmother and Rosa Parks -- human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness. Bryan Stevenson is a public-interest lawyer who has dedicated his career to helping the poor, the incarcerated and the condemned. He's the founder and Executive Director of the Equal Justice Initiative, an Alabama-based group that has won major legal challenges eliminating excessive and unfair sentencing, exonerating innocent prisoners on death row, confronting abuse of the incarcerated and the mentally ill, and aiding children prosecuted as adults. Mr. Stevenson’s work fighting poverty and challenging racial discrimination in the criminal justice system has won him numerous awards. He is a graduate of the Harvard Law School and the Harvard School of Government, and has been awarded 14 honorary doctorate degrees. Mr. Stevenson is the author of Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption.

  • Save 3 Lives - Donate Blood. Annual Thanksgiving Blood Drive - Bring a Friend.

    Host: Yen "Honoring victims of El Paso and Dayton mass shootings" https://youtu.be/Eid94yye9Do Give blood - "One pint of blood can save 3 lives. Bring a friend & save 6 lives." **** "If you're planning to donate blood, REMEMBER TO... Hydrate Be sure to drink plenty of fluids on the day of your donation Wear Something Comfortable Wear clothing with sleeves that can easily be rolled up above the elbow. Bring a List of Medications You Are Taking We will need to know about any prescription and/or over the counter medications that may be in your system. Bring an ID Please bring either your donor card, driver's license, or some form of photo ID. Bring a Friend Bring along a friend, so that you may both enjoy the benefits of giving blood. Maintain a Healthy Level of Iron in Your Diet Before Donating If possible, include iron-rich foods in your diet, such as spinach, broccoli, red meats, raisins, etc." https://nybloodcenter.org/donate-blood/donor-center-locations/ BEFORE YOU RSVP: Please call[masked] for blood donor eligibility criteria & to make an appointment with the NY Blood Donation Center in the NY Port Authority Bus Terminal before RSVP-ing. Thank you. **** "Locals donate blood following shootings | KVUE" https://youtu.be/8gRWFcC2nCg Pay It Forward https://youtu.be/MqUfHAOdn30