Rap as the New Buffalo: The Role of Hip Hop in Indigenous Education | Brad Bellegarde | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Brad, also known as InfoRed, is a performer, story teller and educator. To him, Hip Hop is not merely a popular art form, it is an essential tool in Indigenous Education. First Nations cultures are deeply rooted in storytelling, and rap is a form of storytelling that youth can relate to and understand. Brad shares his perspective through story and performance in his powerful talk.
Three Ways Yoga will not Change the World…and One Way it Might | Colin Hall | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
In our age of alternative facts, nationalism, and militarization, the world needs clarity, inclusiveness and justice. Yoga is a cultural force that promotes those values. Unfortunately, there are ways in which yoga is being practiced today that contribute to a self-righteous and delusional worldview that does nothing to change the world for the better. In this talk, Colin shares the ways yoga is not going to save the world, but also, how it can help.
The World Needs you to be Selfish | Jennifer Ehrmantraut | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
In the increasingly disconnected, busy and demanding world, Jennifer asks for everyone to discover the benefits that come from being selfish. In her talk, she talks about the value of taking time to connect with who you are and to find your joy each day. She tells her personal stories about the costs she experienced of giving too much and how she discovered the value of being selfish.
Why I Hate the Word ‘Can’t’ | Jeph Maystruck | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
When's the last time you tried something for the first time? Or learned something new? Have you struggled to understand something lately? In life, it's often easier to say a certain couple of words that can do so much harm rather than to try something new. In his talk, Jeph explores the greatest thing holding you back from accomplishing whatever you want in life, the little voice inside your head saying "I can't."
Identity: Created or Inherited | Mohammed Nazari | TEDxRPLCentralLibrary
Mohammed spent his childhood and early adult life searching for the feeling of belonging. This search has led him to wonder about the connection place has with identity and who we are as humans. His talk examines all of the ways in which identity can be influenced and the connections that can be made when we work to accept each other.