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‘TED Talks on Tuesdays’ program returns February 12

Posted Jan 11th, 2019 by Laurie Bertke  Category: Education, General News, Other, Toledo.com

 

The Sylvania Franciscan Village and Lourdes Lifelong Learning are pleased to announce the spring schedule for TED Talks on Tuesdays, a program taking place the second Tuesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. in the Franciscan Center board room, 6832 Convent Blvd., in Sylvania.

TED Talks are compelling presentations that take place in 20 minutes or less. Group discussion follows the video presentation. TED Talks on Tuesdays are free and open to all; no reservations needed. Cookies and coffee are provided. For more information, contact Dr. Laura Megeath at 419-824-3707 or email lifelong@lourdes.edu.

February 12: What Americans Agree On When It Comes To Health

We may not be as deeply divided as we think – at least when it comes to health, says Rebecca Onie. In a talk that cuts through the noise, Onie shares research that shows how, even across economic, political and racial divides, Americans agree on what they need to live good lives – and asks both health care providers and patients to focus on what makes us healthy, not what makes us angry. Rebecca Onie is a MacArthur “Genius” awardee and member of the National Academy of Medicine.

March 12: A Solution To Gun Violence Found In U.S. History

Guns weren’t always the contentious issue they are today in the U.S. Forty years ago, guns were primarily used for sport and recreation, and mass shootings were a rarity. Much has changed since then, and while there’s a lot of debate around how to put an end to gun violence, there has yet to be a solution that everyone can agree on. Gun safety advocate David Farrell thinks he has the answer, and takes us through America’s history to get there.

April 9: The Surprising Solution To Ocean Plastic

Can we solve the problem of ocean plastic pollution and end extreme poverty at the same time? That’s the ambitious goal of The Plastic Bank: a worldwide chain of stores where everything from school tuition to cooking fuel and more is available for purchase in exchange for plastic garbage – which is then sorted, shredded and sold to brands who reuse “social plastic” in their products. Join David Katz to learn more about this step towards closing the loop in the circular economy.

May 14: What We Can Do About The Culture of Hate

We’re all against hate, right? We agree it’s a problem – their problem, not our problem, that is. But as Sally Kohn discovered, we all hate – some of us in subtle ways, others in obvious ones. As she confronts a hard story from her own life, she shares ideas on how we can recognize, challenge and heal from hatred in our institutions and in ourselves. Sally Kohn is a political commentator for CNN and former contributor to Fox News.

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