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Theme: Showing Up

This event occurred on
December 7, 2018
11:00pm - 11:00pm MST
(UTC -7hrs)
Edwards, Colorado
United States

Will you be Showing Up?

Women the world over are no longer accepting the status quo. They're rising up, breaking out and pushing boundaries. Whatever their focus and talent — business, technology, art, science, politics — these pioneers and their allies are joining forces in an explosion of discovery and ingenuity to drive real, meaningful impact.

TEDxVail celebrates how these dynamic and diverse people are showing up to face challenges head-on, while empowering each other to shape the future we all want to see. We're Showing Up with TEDxVailWomen 2018. Will you?

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Register early so you can be Showing Up to meet many other fascinating TEDxer's in Vail.

Session 1:Showing Up 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Showing up Simona Abdallah Simona Abdallah plays Arabic percussion, primarily the Darbuka, a goblet-shaped drum. She has broken through traditional expectations to enjoy international success. Tarana Burke For more than 25 years, activist and advocate Tarana J. Burke has worked at the intersection of racial justice and sexual violence. Ai-jen Poo Ai-jen Poo has spent the last 20 years fighting to improve workplace standards for domestic workers. Dolores Huerta Dolores Huerta is inspired by a passion to spend most of her time pursuing social justice and civil rights. Ashweetha Shetty Ashweetha Shetty is a feminist who loves to hold conversations with young people from rural backgrounds and says: "I always wanted to add my bit to their inspiring journey." Katharine Wilkinson As an author and an advocate, Katharine Wilkinson works to connect people to the possibility of reversing global warming. Marian Wright Edelman Marian Wright Edelman fights for a level playing field for all children, so their chances to succeed don't have to depend on the lottery of birth. Flor de Toloache Like the legendary love potion that the Toloache flower is used for in Mexico, the ladies of Flor de Toloache cast a spell over their audiences with soaring vocals and physical elegance.

Mini Snack Break: 12:30-1

You can get classic movie theater foods or order in advance Hovey & Harrison organics.

Session 2: Breaking Out 1:00 pm - 2:45 pm
Breaking Out Eldra Jackson Eldra Jackson III works daily to connect to his most authentic self -- and his calling is to support others in doing the same. Shad Begum Shad Begum is a women's rights activist working for the economic and political empowerment of women and youth in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a province in the northwest of Pakistan. Emily Quinn Emily Quinn describes herself as "a ballsy intersex activist who uses humor and storytelling to create a more welcoming world for people who don’t fit in a box." Shohini Ghose Shohini Ghose explores the strange quantum world of atoms and photons to understand the fundamental laws of the universe and harness them for quantum computing and communication -- and works to make science accessible and inclusive for people of all genders and backgrounds. Climbing PoeTree Climbing PoeTree harnesses creativity as the antidote to destruction through their spoken word, hip-hop and world music. Maeve Higgins Maeve Higgins started off as a standup comedian, but eventually started to write things down to help her make sense of the world. Lindy Lou Isonhood Lindy Lou Isonhood served as Juror No. 2 on a capital murder trial in 1994 -- an experience that changed her life.

Riverwalk Theater @ Edwards
34253 US-6
Edwards, Colorado, 81632
United States
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Vail, CO, United States