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Theme: Courage

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February 4, 2017
New York City, New York
United States

The third annual TEDxDaltonSchool conference will take place at Dalton on Saturday, February 4th from 10:30AM-2:30PM, inspired by the Nelson Mandela quote, "courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it."

The program will feature ten inspiring speakers who will focus on the theme of courage. The speaker list includes Minniejean Brown Trickey, member of the Little Rock Nine, Jeffrey Wigand, a whistleblower in the tobacco industry & inspiration for the film The Insider, Jamira Burley, Director of Hillary Clinton's Millennial Campaign, Amnesty International, and the UN Global Education Initiative, and 18-year-old Thiel Fellow, Zach Latta. 

Included with ticket purchase is food catered by Dig Inn, live music, live art, t shirts, break out activities including photo and video booths and virtual reality, and a gift bag from our sponsors.

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Alan Schwarz

Pulitzer Prize Nominated Journalist
Alan Schwarz was a Pulitzer Prize-nominated journalist best known for his reportage of public health issues for The New York Times. His 120-article series on concussions in sports is roundly credited with exposing the seriousness of head injuries in the National Football League and all youth athletics. His work was profiled in several films and was a finalist for the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, journalism's highest honor. A recognized expert in the use of mathematics in journalism, Mr. Schwarz has lectured at colleges nationwide, the National Academy of Sciences and the University of Oxford. He left the Times last summer to enter high school math education, volunteering at the Dalton School.

Glenda Hatchett

TV Judge & Lawyer for Philando Castile
With over 30 years of experience as a judge, corporate lawyer, and board member of corporate and nonprofit organizations, Hatchett has established a legacy of excellence. Hatchett presided over the two-time Emmy nominated nationally syndicated show, Judge Hatchett, for 13 seasons (Sony Pictures Television). Judge Hatchett won a Prism Award for Best Unscripted Non-Fiction Series. She is also the author of the National Best Sellers, Say What You Mean and Mean What You Say and Dare to Take Charge. Hatchett is the recipient of numerous awards including the NAACP’s Thurgood Marshall Award, Roscoe Pound Award for outstanding work in Criminal Justice and she has been recognized as one of the “100 Best and Brightest Women in Corporate America” by Ebony.

Jamira Burley

Social Justice Advocate
Recognized by the White House as a Champion of Change and a Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Jamira Burley is the essence of perseverance. Coming from a family, where both of her parents and twelve of her thirteen brothers have been incarcerated, Jamira’s advocacy is very personal. As the first of 16 children to graduate from high school and pursue higher education, she is a Temple University graduate, with a BA in International Business, Legal Studies. Formally, she's developed and implemented community engagement strategies on a range of issues -- for the City of Philadelphia, Department of Justice, Amnesty International USA, United Nations and Hillary for America. Driven by her own personal experiences, she hopes to provide unique insight into engaging impacted communities and create opportunities for shared leadership, that will help actualize the change we all so desperately need.

Janine Latus

International Bestselling Author / Women's Rights Advocate
Janine Latus is the author of the international bestseller If I Am Missing or Dead: A Sister's Story of Love, Murder and Liberation. She speaks around the world about the spectrum of sexual assault and relationship abuse, because she believes that silence is killing us and it's time that we tell our stories, to give other people the opportunity to tell theirs. In other words, we need to talk.

Jeffrey Wigand

Whistleblower/Teacher/ Inspiration for the movie "The Insider"
In 1995 Dr. Wigand achieved national prominence when he became the tobacco industry’s highest-ranking former executive to address public health and smoking issues. He made the truth known to the public about the industry’s total disregard for public health and safety during an interview with cbs/60 minutes and a deposition he was compelled to give in the state’s action against the tobacco companies. A lawsuit was filed against him by b&w, the second largest tobacco giant, for his public disclosures about the industry’s fraudulent conduct to minimize the health and safety of tobacco use. The lawsuit was dismissed as a condition of the 20 June 1997 historic $ 368 billion settlement between the attorneys general of 40 states and the tobacco industry. He continues his efforts to reduce/eliminate youth tobacco use and nicotine addiction through the non-profit organization he founded, smoke-free kids, Inc.

Larissa Martinez

Immigrant Rights Activist/ Yale Student
I am Larissa Martinez. I was born and raised in Mexico City. When I was 13 years-old and my little sister was 5 years-old, my mom decided to leave our home country and come to the United States--the land of dreams and opportunities. Things were not easy at the beginning, and to a certain point, they never got easier, but slowly and steadily, the situation improved. I attended Cockrill Middle School 7th and 8th grade, and then Mckinney Boyd High School the next 4 years after that. During my time at Boyd, I took 17 AP classes, became a member of various clubs, and ended my high school career with a 4.95 GPA. On June 3rd, I spoke as the valedictorian of my class of 686 people in front of a crowd of about 5,000 people and revealed my legal status. I did so because I wanted to show the people of this world that undocumented immigrants are humans who just want a chance at a better life so they should be treated as so. I did not expect to have people with different viewpoint to completely cha

Lauren Reischer

Founder of Student Organized Leadership for Interscholastic Diversity (SOLID)
Lauren Reischer is a rising senior at The Dalton School in Manhattan who was born with Cerebral Palsy. Inside of school, she devotes her time to the Model Congress Team, Peer Leadership, tour guiding for applicant families and serving on the student government—Cabinet—as a Diversity Coordinator. Additionally, she serves as both the Executive Editor of Dalton's culture magazine, STRIPE, and as the head of the Graphic club. Outside of the classroom, her passion lies in horseback riding: an activity she began at age three, and still engages in each and every weekend. She hopes that she will be able to compete in the next Paralympics as an equestrian! She frequently trains horses and gives riding lessons to disabled children at non profit organization GallopNYC.

Minnijean Brown Trickey

Member of the Little Rock Nine/ Civil Rights Advocate
Minnijean Brown-Trickey was one of a group of African American teenagers known as the "Little Rock Nine." On September 25, 1957, under the gaze of 1,200 armed soldiers and a worldwide audience, Minnijean Brown-Trickey faced down an angry mob and helped to desegregate Central High. In her adult life, Brown-Trickey continues to be an activist for minority rights. She has received the Congressional Gold Medal, the Wolf Award, the Spingarn Medal, and many other citations and awards. Under the Clinton administration, she was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Department of the Interior responsible for diversity.

Will Chapin

Dalton Student
Will is a sophomore at the Dalton School. He enjoys comics and acting, and is a part of the SciFan club. His talk will focus on his experience coming out as a gay man.

Zach Latta

Founder of Hack Club & Thiel Fellow
Zach is the founder of Hack Club, a nonprofit that brings after-school coding clubs to high schools worldwide. He cares deeply about privacy, open source, and social change enabled by the internet. When he was 16, he tested out of high school and moved to San Francisco, where he joined Yo as their first engineer. While he was there, he led their engineering team during the large press cycle (NYT, TIME, WIRED, WSJ) and built out features for partnerships with the NBA and Motorola, among others. Zach has been fortunate enough to be included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 and the Daily Dot 20 Under 20, in addition to being a recipient of the Thiel Fellowship for his work with Hack Club.

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