This is a watch party where we are replaying our inaugural TEDxUStreetSalon event titled: The Future of Men of Color. The following is the background on the event. The event was originally aired on April 5, 2021.
We decided to expand the TEDxUStreet brand because I recognized that I was missing a critical market audience – men. The TEDxUStreetWomen conference is considered to be the signature event of the TEDxUStreet brand. TedxUStreetSalon events provide additional value to the brand by having several smaller event before and after the TEDxUStreetWomen conference. These events do not replace each other, but complement each other. TEDxSalons are designed to be small but impactful. A critical element of salon is lively discussions, allowing attendees to actively participate in the event. With much smaller audiences, salons bring attendees together in more intimate spaces, and with more chances to get know and exchange ideas as with each other.
Our first salon event theme is “The Future of Men of Color” where the speakers will discuss their ideas around the changing landscape of the world and how it impacts men of color. With the emergence of the pandemic and the current civic unrest, one can not image the effects it will have on our youth and men of color. What will the job landscape look like? Will men of color have the same level of access to wealth? What about our youth? Will they have the support they need to handle their unique challenges? Are men prepared to thrive in this new normal? These are just some questions that need innovative ideas (recommendation) that will be shared with individuals all over the world. Now is the time to show the world how you see The Future of Men of Color.