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TED Talk Salon: 2 talks on "The Other"

* 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 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.

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  • Ginny R.

    Given my proclivity for political affairs, I found this TED talk to be quite a little more interesting than many of the others! Good choice, Rebecca! This is a subject that deserves a good deal more discussion in our society, given our polarized times.....

    1 · January 4, 2014

  • Carolyn

    Car repairs

    January 4, 2014

  • Scott J.

    Under the weather.

    January 3, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Leaving town - overwhelmed today

      January 4, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    So sorry to miss this one. My son has decided to walk the stage in college graduation (woo hoo!). If he changes his mind again, I may make it after all :-)

    December 31, 2013

    • Rebecca

      Hey, congrats to your son and you! Hope you have a great time and we'll see you another time.

      January 2, 2014

  • Dave B

    Sorry I have to cancel. Helping my mom out.

    January 2, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Hope to see you at a future TT Salon; thanks for updating your RSVP.

      January 2, 2014

  • Brad B.

    Rebecca, I tried to change my waiting list status to a Yes to attend but It put me at the back of the line instead of next...darn

    January 2, 2014

    • Rebecca

      Sorry for the confusion, Brad. I sent you an email.

      January 2, 2014

  • Rebecca­ changed the time from 3:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    December 8, 2013

  • November 10, 2013

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