We are pleased to announce our TEDxWomen 2012 Session themes, descriptions, and order. We are also pleased to announce a very special closing session this year, hosted by the ever amazing Eve Ensler. We will be announcing more confirmed speakers over the next 4-6 weeks.
November 30, 2012
|6:00 – 7:30 pm EST||
Session One: Poverty and Plenty
The space between having a little and having a lot
December 1, 2012
|8:30 – 10:00 am EST||
Session Two: Fact and Faith
The space between what we think we know and what we believe
|10:45 am – 12:15 pm EST||
Session Three: IQ and EQ
The space between our intellectual and emotional intelligence
|2:00 – 3:30 pm EST||
Session Four: The Mirror
The space between what we see and what is true
|4:15 – 5:45 pm EST||
Session Five: Endings and Beginnings
The space between disruption and moving on
|6:15 – 7:45 pm EST||
Session Six: THE RISING
It is the space between seeing and doing; between knowing and responding; between staying in the dark and seeking the light.
Eve Ensler, Tony award-winning playwright, author of The Vagina Monologues, Emotional Creature, the secret life of girls around the world, and many other books and plays, and founder of VDAY, a movement to end violence against women and girls, is the guest curator for this session. She describes the session this way: I am thinking about Leonard Cohen’s line “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.”
When I think of space, I think of cracks. I think of light and wind. When I think of wind, I think of change.
When I think of change, I think of rising. This session is a call to light, a call to wind, a call to rising. It is a rising that comes through the interplay of words, song, humor, images, and the body. It is a rising that comes…
When a visionary and brave chief prosecutor determines to enforce laws that protect women all over the world.
When a poet speaks uncomfortable truths in irresistible incantations.
When a photographer documents the sexual identity of those forced to the margins and sets them free.
When a comedian finds funny in the face of madness and power.
When a singer belts out an anthem and we Dance and Rise because we must, because we can.
This session brings together a singer, a comedian, a prosecutor, a photographer, and a poet, all of whom are calling up another way of being and seeing, all of whom are part of One Billion Rising, a global campaign that will be revealed at the end of the session and the conference with a call to participate: to RISE and DANCE and SING and SHIFT A GLOBAL CONSCIOUSNESS.
Confirmed Speakers in THE RISING session:
Photographer, Artist & Activist with Self Evident Truths
Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court
New Orleans Poet
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