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This event occurred on
October 14, 2017
1:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Jacksonville, Florida
United States

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized (subject to certain rules and regulations).

WJCT Studios
WJCT Public Broadcasting
100 Festival Park Avenue
Jacksonville, Florida, 32202
United States
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Amy Donofrio

Amy Donofrio is 10-year educator and founder of the EVAC Movement, a crusade of hope co-led by young men she met as students in her leadership class at Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville, FL. In 2016, realizing their shared experiences with violence, the justice system and loss, they invited officials to class to collaborate for change. In just over one year and with no formal curriculum, training or funding, they testified at Capitol Hill and the White House, were featured on the front-page of The New York Times, contributed to President Obama’s 2016 Youth Justice Proclamation and won the national Harvard KIND Schools Challenge. Donofrio has a B.A. in English education and an M.A. in literacy education. She began her career as an English teacher in rural Appalachia, urban Cleveland and Trujillo, Peru before moving to Jacksonville in 2012. She’s unshakeable in her belief that public schools are ground zero for bringing equity, justice, and empowerment to our most at-hope youth.

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