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This event occurred on
April 18, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
(UTC -4hrs)
Detroit, Michigan
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).

Marlene Boll Theatre
1401 Broadway St
Detroit, Michigan, 48226
United States
Event type:
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Cheryl Johnson

Chief Executive Officer of COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter)
Cheryl Johnson is the Chief Executive Officer of COTS (Coalition on Temporary Shelter) in Detroit, an organization dedicated to providing housing opportunities for homeless families, focusing on improving social mobility and offering long-lasting solutions to poverty. Cheryl has been working at COTS for 27 years, overseeing the most important decisions in the organization. Cheryl's approach to homelessness is unique in many ways, treating it as a symptom of the greater issue of poverty itself. By empowering impoverished people through the use of mobility coaching, Cheryl hopes to create a socially driven yet self-sufficient Detroit community.

Organizing team


  • Abraham Khadr
  • Kunal Desai
  • Nitish Aggarwal