A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of activism.

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The fastest way to fight prejudice? Open up

Equality advocate Ash Beckham hopes her habit of chronic over-sharing leads to more honest conversations. I don’t really hide much. I’m essentially an open book, and honestly, ...

Is this really the America we want?

“Two FBI agents knocked on my door. They told me that unless I helped them by spying on protest groups, they would put me on a domestic terrorist list. I’d love to tell you I di...
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Video playlists about Activism

Freedom rising

11 talks • 2h 41m
From the Arab Spring to the emerging democracies of Eastern Europe, a new generation of freedom fighters -- entrepreneurs, journalists, activists -- shares powerful stories of resistance against dictatorships and oppression.

Ryan Coogler: 6 talks that inspired me

6 talks • 1h 36m
Ryan Coogler, director of "Fruitvale Station," picks his 6 favorite talks. He also calls out Steve Jobs' "How to Live Before You Die," calling it: "One of the best speeches given during my lifetime. Jobs gives a personal meditation on what it means to be human."

Geoffrey Canada: 7 talks on social change

7 talks • 1h 45m
Educator and activist Geoffrey Canada chose a powerful list of favorites — talks that address the cycles of poverty and gender violence, and offer bold suggestions for change.

Daryl Hannah: 11 talks that inspired me

11 talks • 2h 40m
Daryl Hannah gathers TED Talks that span the globe, from the Black Hills Mountains of the United States to the underwater worlds of Antarctica.
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TED Books

TED Book: Minescape

Minescape: Waging War Against Land Mines

Photojournalist Brett Van Ort blends images of deceptively innocent landscapes, land mines and prosthetic limbs to illustrate the remnant threats of war that linger in times of peace.