Monthly Archives: July 2015

July 15th TED Talk – Atheism 2.0

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This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a “religion for atheists” — call it Atheism 2.0 — that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon.  Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema).  Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch.  For more information:  Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

July 8th TED Talk – Why I believe the mistreatment of women is the number one human rights abuse

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This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

With his signature resolve, former US President Jimmy Carter dives into three unexpected reasons why the mistreatment of women and girls continues in so many manifestations in so many parts of the world, both developed and developing. The final reason he gives? “In general, men don’t give a damn.”

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon.  Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema).  Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch.  For more information:  Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

July 1st TED Talk – Have the balls to follow your dreams

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This Wednesday at noon, join us for weekly TED Talks at 16 West!

After four years of working behind a desk, she started to get that uncomfortable feeling in the pit of her stomach, the kind you get when you know you’re not supposed to be where you are. She wondered, “Is this what I’m going to do for the rest of my life?” On her journey to answer one of life’s biggest questions, she comes across a red ball, and from then on her life was never the same.

Predisposed with a set of cultural, religious and societal expectations, having the ‘balls’ to challenge these expectations has been Dianna David’s triumph over the past decade. Being inspired by the art of play opened up the doors to seeing infinite possibilities of a life she has always desired to live. As a Transformational Entertainer, Motivational Speaker, facilitator for empowerment workshops, kid whisper, humanitarian, freestyle dancer, and human being, she travels the world inspiring people of all ages to live a life of passion and purpose.

TEDTalks Roanoke – Wednesdays at noon. Hosted by 16 West/John Garland, moderated by Gloria Elliott (In Balance Tai Chi), and engineered by Ben Bristoll (was Compact Cinema). Only at TEDTalks Roanoke can you join with inquiring others and -if you like- lunch as you watch. For more information: Gloria at email – tedtalksroanoke (at) hotmail (dot) com

An archive of previous TED Talks shown at Compact Cinema is at http://compactcinema.org/events/ted-talks.