Speakers and Performers @ TEDxSanDiego 2020

Re:Think | Re:Imagine | Re:Create

Our first virtual event featuring powerful conversations, inspiring performances, interviews, and audience participation.

Dr.Edith Eva Eger – The Journey of Grieving, Feeling and Healing

Dr Edith Eva Eger, best-selling author was just 16 years old when she experienced one of the worst evils the human race has ever known. She and her family were sent to Auschwitz, the heinous death camp. Now, Dr. Eger is a sought-after clinical psychologist and lecturer, helping individuals discard their limitations, discover their powers of self-renewal, and achieve things they previously thought unattainable. Join us for a talk and deep conversation, as she draws on her experiences during the holocaust to talk about how we respond, how to be a “survivor and never a victim of anything, anyone or any circumstance.” Dr. Eger’s talk will be followed by a brief interview and a moderated interactive conversation with the audience.

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Rhonda Magee – What’s Love Got to Do With This? And Rage? Grief and Despair?

What’s love got to do with this? And what about rage, grief and despair? How practicing Revolutionary Mindfulness may be the key to emotional agility, hopeful connection and political action with others in times of darkness. Law Professor Rhonda V. Magee, author of “The Inner Work of Racial Justice: Healing Ourselves and Transforming Our Communities Through Mindfulness” is an internationally recognized thought and practice leader who integrates mindfulness into higher education, law and social change work.

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Gregory Shepard – Thriving Despite Autism, Dyslexia, Processing Disorders and Poverty

Typecast as the perfect, well-rounded American teen, Ava Marie Bunn added shock-value to the mix and adopted the acronym BALLS (Believe, Achieve, Listen, Learn, Support) to pursue her big dream of a career in comedy.

Her advice is to stop developing a Plan B as it’s putting energy in the wrong direction. Rather than having something to fall back on, fail forward and pursue your big dream.

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Elizabeth White – We All Have Bricks We Can Use To Build or Destroy

Elizabeth White, author of 55, Underemployed, and Faking Normal, (Simon and Schuster 2019) is an aging solutions advocate for older adults facing uncertain work and financial insecurity.  When she could not find a book that met her needs during her own bout of long-term unemployment, she wrote it herself. She wrote it as a 62-year-old woman who has lived the stories she describes, and as a Harvard MBA, former retail entrepreneur, and C-suite executive who never expected to land here.

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Gill Sotu & Lee Coulter – Don’t Look Away Anymore

In this spoken word/acoustic collaboration, Lee Coulter and Gill Sotu creatively explore what it means to build a better union and address our collective responsibility to future generations to do so. Please don’t “Look Away” anymore. Shot by Arielle Moscow in San Diego County with one handeld camera.

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Lee Coulter – Soulful Music for Healing and Humanity

Singer-songwriter Lee Coulter selected two songs to match the themes for each of the two days he performed live at TEDxSanDiego 2020. His songs reaffirm the part of us that will help move us forward.

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