Posts Tagged ‘TED’

Kinship to Connection

Friday, October 9th, 2015
“The measure of our health as a community may reside in our ability to stand in awe of what the poor have to carry rather than stand in judgement of how they carry it.”
-Father Boyle (speaking at Le Moyne College)
From: Father to Homeboy

From Father to Homeboy

Father Gregory Boyd spoke at Le Moyne College last night to about promoting justice and using acts of service to help heal our society. He is the founder and executive director of Homeboy Industries, which is based in California. His talk, which centered on anecdotes from his work with former gang members, was attended by community leaders, philanthropists, academicians, non-profit heads, and elected officials.

Laughter Worth Sharing

Friday, April 11th, 2014

Yvonne Conte-A Sophisticated Queen of Comedy

Yvonne Conte-A Sophisticated Queen of Comedy

Can someone please tell us why Yvonne Conte does not have her own television show. Watching her at the TEDxSyracuse University event this week was like seeing Lily Tomlin, Tracey Ullman, or maybe even Tina Fey.

Though she is a public speaker now (and trains others in public speaking), Conte was once a stand-up comic.

From the time she began her talk…well, actually her talk began with a joke about a scheduling mistake…Conte worked the crowd like she was doing a SNL monologue.

Conte talked about the happiness advantage and how it relates to work place enthusiasm, and eventually productivity. She even allotted a portion of her time for the crowd to literally hold their bellies and belt out a laugh.

All TED talks should be this fun.

A green way

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010
Majora Carter, environmental justice advocate and green collar entrepreneur

Majora Carter, environmental justice advocate and green collar entrepreneur

Environmental justice advocate and green collar entrepreneur Majora Carter visited Syracuse yesterday and spoke for the University lecture series at Hendricks Chapel. She detailed how cities can turn financial disinvestment and environmental degradation into movements for equality and recognition of environmental assets.

Carter had really good things to say about Syracuse, especially the Near West Side Initiative. Her talk wasn’t very long so it’s understandable that she didn’t address Onondaga Creek or the Syracuse University Steam Station.

Wilson Park

Wilson Park

I first heard about Carter after her TED Talk a few years ago.

Her organization ( now promotes micro agribusiness development through green roofs and urban greenhouses.