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This event occurred on
March 31, 2018
1:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Brunswick, Maine
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).

Kresge Auditorium
239 Maine Street
Brunswick, Maine, 04011
United States
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Forrest Heath

Forrest T. Heath III is the founding partner of Pareto Design, a global design consultancy based in Washington, DC with offices in Estonia, Colombia, and China. Pareto works in industries that Forrest believes are building the future and redefining the urban landscape: real estate development, infrastructure, transportation, hospitality, and defense. The firm is driven by bold endeavors, thrives in complex environments, and confidently operates at the intersection of design and technology. When not working with Pareto, Forrest can be found working working with veterans, or on other projects to protect endangered species, combat human trafficking, promote the adoption of electric vehicles, or build public and private high-speed rail.

Mamadou Diaw

Mamadou Diaw is a Senegalese-American born in Harlem, New York City and a member of the Class of 2021 at Bowdoin College. He is pursuing a major in Earth and Oceanographic Science with a minor in Sociology. Mamadou is a member of the Office of Residential Life staff, Bowdoin Student Government, and the Outing Club. He is a firm believer that there is room for growth everyday and that listening to other people’s stories is a good place to start.

Patrick O’Connell

Patrick O’Connell a member of the Class of 2021 at Bowdoin College and grew up in Amherst, Massachusetts. He is a prospective double major in Economics and either Government or Romance Languages. Patrick enjoys skiing, playing tennis, and debate and public speaking. He is involved with Model UN at Bowdoin, and always enjoys talking about politics. His family is from all over the world and is filled with diverse political views and experiences, exposing him to a multitude of perspectives on humanity. Patrick is a firm believer that we can’t move forward together if we’re moving backwards apart.

Renita Shivnauth

Renita Shivnauth is a member of the Class of 2021 at Bowdoin College. Born in St. Lucia, she considers herself extremely privileged to be at an elite institution like Bowdoin. From her unique perspective, Renita enjoys exploring the value and purpose of higher education.

Sarah Bay-Cheng

Sarah Bay-Cheng is a professor and Chair of the Theater and Dance Department at Bowdoin College. Her research focuses on theater history, digital media, and contemporary performance. Mostly, she reads things, writes things, teaches cool stuff, and watches as much tv, movies, art, and theater as she can.

Theo Greene

Theo Greene is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Bowdoin College. His research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of sexuality, urbanism, and culture. His work has been published in City & Community and will be featured in the upcoming edited volumes The Handbook of Research on Black Males: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Multidisciplinary (Michigan State University Press) and Queer Families and Relationships after Marriage Equality (Routledge). His current book project currently under contract with Columbia University Press, entitled, Not in MY Gayborhood! Gay Neighborhoods and the Rise of the Vicarious Citizen, draws on ethnographic, archival, and interview data collected from iconic gay neighborhoods in Washington, DC and Chicago to develop a framework for understanding how community actors legitimate claims of ownership to a neighborhood community in the absence of residential, network, and material ties (vicarious citizenship).

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