Currents come in many forms — direct and alternating, magnetic and repulsive, visible and invisible, open and closed. Like our societies — and ourselves — they are in constant flux.
Currents resist redirection, like those flowing through our waters and our weather patterns, driven by climate change. Others have a pull that is subtle, but no less consequential, like the social currents that pulse through our city, producing energy, culture and action, but also chaos and dislocation.
How can we channel these forces to create change that is both positive and productive?
Connect with the ideas and people around you. Be energized. Harness the power of participation. Because, together, we can generate our own current.
Lawanda Ravoira | Giving Voice to the Invisible
2013 Speakers, Diversity, Incarceration, Justice System, Juvenile Justice, Prison Reform, Social JusticeWatch
Bob Inglis | Changing the Dialogue on Energy and Climate
2013 Speakers, Climate Change, Policy, Politics, SustainabilityWatch
Ben Warner | New Models for Civic Engagement
2013 Speakers, Citizenship, Collaboration, Community, Policy, PoliticsWatch
Patricia Siemen | The Rights of Nature
2013 Speakers, Climate Change, Earth Justice, Equity, Nature, SustainabilityWatch
Bruce Ganger | Moving Toward a Hunger Solution
2013 Speakers, Collaboration, Food, Food Insecurity, InnovationWatch
Hank Coxe | When Will Your Child Be Eligible for Parole?
2013 Speakers, Incarceration, Justice System, Juvenile Justice, Prison Reform, Social Justice, StereotypesWatch
Nancy Soderberg | A New Global Compact
2013 Speakers, Collaboration, Foreign Relations, Leadership, PolicyWatch
Matt Rutherford | Tales from the Ocean’s Garbage Patch
2013 Speakers, Climate Change, Innovation, Nature, Sustainability, WaterWatch
Chevara Orrin | The Art of Soul Collecting
2013 Speakers, Activism, Community, Diversity, LGBTQIA, Social JusticeWatch
JU Honors Spring Quartet | Beethoven’s String Quartet Op. 59 No. 1 in F major
2013 Performers, Chamber Music, Musical PerformanceWatch
5 & Dime, A Theater Company | Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens
2013 Performers, Musical PerformanceWatch
What to Expect at a TEDxJacksonville Conference.
Expect to hear ideas that make a difference. After Hank Coxe’s talk about the immorality of incarcerating children, he was asked to discuss the issue before the Florida Supreme Court. John Phillips’s powerful talk provided vital perspective on a problem that continues today. When ideas are freely shared, change happens.