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Theme: Community Resilience

This event occurred on
August 30, 2011
7:00pm - 9:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Tucson, AZ
United States

We reconvene the TEDxTucson salons to hear from three very interesting people who have very different perspectives on Community Resilience.

Janos Red Room
3770 E Sunrise
Tucson, AZ, 85701
United States
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Michael Engs

Dr. Michael Engs PhD is a retired professor and counselor, and history buff from an early age. "Forging New Identities through the Study of HIstory." In presenting my research of Blacks in the Spanish Colonial period I have discovered that young people are using this information to forge new identities that enable them to identify and create unique and original models for individual and career success. During my career as a counselor I shared stories of African Americans in history not realizing until recently that my students were using this information to create new ways of thinking based on evolving learning styles."

Linda Duran

Linda is a community organizer with a lengthy family history of activism. Linda is going to speak about her ideas regarding Community Resilience. Mi Familia Mi Sangre 1. It’s in my blood…My family’s history in community organizing and activism ex my great aunt as an adelita with Pancho Villa and my dad’s work with Cesar Chavez. 2. Building resilience…My work in community organizing. Working with neighbors who utilize their assets and talents to make positive changes. How connecting people who are passionate about similar things makes a difference. How knowing your neighbor and building relationships is key to overcoming isolation and building motivation and empowerment. 3. It all starts with you… community resilience begins with a personal commitment.

Paul Schwennessen

Paul is a Harvard grad who has a passion for agrarian liberty and raising cattle. And you can buy his meat from Double Check Farms at our local farmer's markets. Paul is going to share his ideas about the future of agrarian resilience.

Organizing team


Tucson, AZ, United States
  • Marilyn Robinson
  • Janelle Curry
    Director of Event Planning