Each Tuesday we will open a discussion about a specific thought-provoking Ted Talk on the Sisters of St. Francis Facebook page. We will release the schedule ahead of time so that you can watch the Ted Talk when it is convenient for you. Then we invite you to visit our Facebook page to engage in a discussion about the Ted Talk.
TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics -- from science to business to global issues -- in more than 100 languages. The presentations are always thought-provoking and help to provide a deeper understanding of the world. We look forward to our discussions with you!
Our April schedule is as follows:
April 4 - Hugh Evans: What does it mean to be a citizen of the world?
Hugh Evans started a movement that mobilizes "global citizens," people who self-identify first and foremost not as members of a state, nation or tribe but as members of the human race. In this uplifting and personal talk, learn more about how this new understanding of our place in the world is galvanizing people to take action in the fights against extreme poverty, climate change, gender inequality and more. "These are ultimately global issues," Evans says, "and they can only be solved by global citizens demanding global solutions from their leaders." http://bit.ly/1S0N6KG
April 11 - Jeremy Jackson: How we wrecked the ocean
In this bracing talk, coral reef ecologist Jeremy Jackson lays out the shocking state of the ocean today: overfished, overheated, polluted, with indicators that things will get much worse. Astonishing photos and stats make the case. http://bit.ly/2o2FUd2
April 18 - Christiana Figueres: The inside story of the Paris climate agreement
What would you do if your job was to save the planet? When Christiana Figueres was tapped by the UN to lead the Paris climate conference (COP 21) in December 2015, she reacted the way many people would: she thought it would be impossible to bring the leaders of 195 countries into agreement on how to slow climate change. Find out how she turned her skepticism into optimism - and helped the world achieve the most important climate agreement in history. http://bit.ly/1UaIN4i
April 25 - Monica Araya: A small country with big ideas to get rid of fossil fuels
How do we build a society without fossil fuels? Using her native Costa Rica as an example of positive action on environmental protection and renewables, climate advocate Monica Araya outlines a bold vision for a world committed to clean energy in all sectors. http://bit.ly/2bymO8d
to visit our Facebook page and join the discussion!