Theme: Big Ideas by Local Women: "Invented Here"
Boston, MA, United States
December 6th, 2013
About this event
"TEDxRoxburyWomen is a local, self-organized, intimate event that brings people together to share a TED-like experience. Diverse talks are designed to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group of people. TEDxRoxburyWomen will feature TEDxWomen videos, local speakers and often music performances."
Natasha Vlanna is a young Latina feminist and social media activist in Boston. For years, she has been fighting to change the perception of motherhood and bring awareness to the injustices that our communities face today. Inspired to play a role in transforming society, she constantly shares her story in hopes of impacting others.
Tamika Mason leads Organization Development & Training at Year Up, which is a non-profit organization connecting low-income young adults to careers. She particularly values cultivating community, encouragement, and support among women in multiple aspects of life and work.
Ayanna Pressley is Boston City Councilor At-Large and the first woman of color to serve in the 1oo-year history of Boston City Council. She serves as the Chair of the Committee on Women & Healthy Communities, as well as Vice-Chair of the Public Safety and Arts, Film, Humanities & Tourism Committees.
Leah Gordon is a Nurse Practitioner for two breast oncologists one hematology oncologist, and one general oncolgist. She assesses and manages patients and families from a holistic viewpoint. Leah identifies appropriate resources to provide continuity of care for each individual patient.
Shirley S. Tang, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies. She has rich experience as a researcher and organizer in immigrant/ refugee communities across a wide range of areas, including public health, art/culture, juvenile justice, and youth/community development.
Alex R. Goldfeld has been making history accessible, interesting, and relevant for over ten years. Alex utilizes the history of Boston to help people define who they are and be inspired by those who came before us. In addition to leading workshops and tours, Alex also spent four years at Boston’s Museum of African American History, overseeing the visitor experience, managing the historic sites, and facilitating tours of the Black Heritage Trail. Alex is the author of The North End: A Brief History of Boston’s Oldest Neighborhood, which was released in 2009. Alex is the President of the North End Historical Society
Venue and Details
University of Massachusetts- Boston
100 Morrissey Boulevard
Boston, MA, 02125
Event Type (what is this?) TEDxWomen
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Boston, MA, United States
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