Salvador , Brazil
September 17th, 2011
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TEDxPelourinho, the independently organized event, licensed by TED, aims to inspire ideas for simplifying life and the way we relate to others and our environment, how to confront difficulties and limitations (and overcome them) and spread and implement these ideas in communities, in work environments and the media.
Maestro, musician and founder of the Social Rumpilezz ( jazz+percussion orchestra). Won several awards this year, among them as a "group revelation". He is also the founder of the largest and most modern school of popular music of Bahia, AMBAH - Academia de Música da Bahia (Music Academy of Bahia).
Photographer, journalist and expert in motion pictures. Recognized for his many works related to dance, theater, film and music. He is the author of the exhibition "Architecture of Time," which portrays several personalities emphasizing what is real and alive in each face and the marks of time and traces of the talent that made them known.
Successful entrepreneur with training and career in the U.S. He leads companies and innovative projects in the areas of Marketing and Media. He has been known worldwide for being the a member of the first Brazilian family has given around the world in a sailboat.
Designer and President of the Instituto Alvorada - an organization dedicated to joint projects aimed at community development, education, art and sustainability. His project - Bibliocicleta - mobile library is spreading encouraging reading in communities without access to books.
CEO of the Institute EcoD. Raises awareness, educates and mobilizes people and organizations to incorporate principles and practices that contribute to a better and fairer world. He is the creator and publisher of award-winning Portal Ecodesenvolvimento.org considered today the largest provider of content on Civil sustainability of the Brazilian Internet.
[Mestre] Moraes Pedro Moraes Trindade
President and founder of GCAP - Grupo de Capoeira Angola Pelourinho. English Teacher, Master in Social History at the Federal University of Bahia and Ph.D. in Culture and Society from the same university. The biggest alive authority in Capoeira Angola nowadays.
Reinaldo Pamponet seemed to have everything that most people want but felt the need to do something to change the lives of poor kids and give more meaning to her own life. Former executive at Microsoft, he uses the lessons from Bill Gates to transform the lives of these young people. In Eletrocooperativa, the NGO established in Salvador, the former executive is making digital inclusion through music.
The smile is honest and look almost serene. Carioca, born in 1976, the filmmaker Cecilia Amado, for her first feature film, “Capitães da Areia” (Captains of the Sands) - based on the novel by Jorge Amado - went to get her cast in cultural workshops for NGOs working on the periphery of Salvador: Olodum , Ilê Aiyê and Axe. She believes it's possible to take out the children of invisibility. She went there, did her job and proved it.
The "Negra Jho” is a mother, does social work in her community, did frozen food, housekeeping, was highlight of carnival, afro bands and between battle for survive and art she found a beautiful place in the sun: with lots of attitude, Negra Jho put a bank in the Largo do Pelourinho, in front of the Jorge Amado’s House, to braids hair. Today, with her “Salão da Negra Jho” (Hall of Black Jho) she “makes the head” of artists, tourists, children of the neighborhood ... She now is Light itself!
Jorge Dellamora Mello, 48. Zen Buddhist monk ordained in the name of Koho. Brazilian born on the pampas of Itaqui (RS), he is planetary citizen and brother of all beings. From years now he’s on the path of Simple Living. In 2003 participated in specific training on "Simplicity and Social Transformation" at Schumacher College in England. Shiatsu terapist, practitioner and instructor of Aikido and Yoga, training in Family Therapy and Couples by INFAPA - Porto Alegre (RS). Training in "Conflict Facilitation" at Findhorn (Scotland) and "Climate Ambassador" in Krogerup Hojskole (Denmark). He´s going to show his vision of how to live simply and be happier.
Where any of us, "normal" people would see a great tragedy of biblical proportions she found an oasis. The now-disabled athlete Veronica Almeida has been a professional physical education, mother of the family, a "normal" person as absolutely most people until she found out that she was carrying a rare disease - "Elhers Danlos Syndrome" - progressive, degenerative and fatal. With the life expectancy of one year in 2007, she found on the sport a way to win yourself, your new and old limitations and now she is an "abnormal" person, absolutely outstanding and a winner (just look she is still alive four years after her " death Foretold”) champion in swimming and in life.
The São Paulo citizen that turned a soteropolitana by choice began her career with a passion - Photography. She took the act of shooting as the search for a sensitive testimony and record of the topics which she cared most. Isabel Gouvêa uses her passion for photography as a weapon by the appreciation of cultural expressions and the struggle for a more just and egalitarian society. In NGO- Cipó Interactive Communication - where she coordinates a school of art and technology – seeking, through training in communication and art, the achievement of effective development opportunities for young people from poor communities in Salvador.
Tara Roberts is the founder of Girltank, a global network of young women social-change entrepreneurs under the age of 30. Girltank operates primarily as a virtual hub for young women changemakers from around the world to link with each other, share ideas, develop leadership skills and ultimately, generate progressive and actionable solutions for social problems facing their communities and the world-at-large. To date, girltank has 40 fellows in 15 countries and two budding physical hubs in the U.S. and India. Girltank also recently won the 2010-2011 Youtopia Grant from Free Range Studios, a preeminent U.S. design firm named to Fast Company magazine’s Fast50 list of “leaders, innovators and tech pioneers for the for-profit sector.” And Girltank is currently unveiling a new, two-year series of workshops on the how-tos of social-change entrepreneurship for students at Spelman College, ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 women’s colleges in the U.S. During her trip to Brazil, Tara hopes to find cool South American female changemakers to support through girltank!
Pooja is the co-founder and Director of UnLtd India, Bombay HUB and Journeys for Change. UnLtd India finds, funds and supports early stage social entrepreneurs in India. To date, UnLtd India has supported over 100 individuals and 60 start-ups tackling various social issues. Pooja also led on the creation of Bombay HUB that is a collaborative work space for individuals with ideas and passion for social change. Her third venture, Journeys for Change inspires leaders and social entrepreneurs to create more impact through learning from some of world’s most exciting changemakers. Pooja is constantly on the lookout for doing things that are meaningful and fill a gap as well as promise huge learnings and fun!
Venue and Details
Auditorio Faculdade de Medicina
Praça XV de novembro, s/n - Largo do Terreiro de Jesus
Salvador , CEP 40025-010
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September 17th, 2011
8:00am-7:00pm (GMT -3hrs)
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