My newest TED talk was delivered in May 2017 in Bend, Oregon. While the eyebrow-raising title (“Yes, Read the Comments Section”) might make some feel uncomfortable because of their personal experiences, I believe it is important to wade into the waters of the unknown in order to make connections with those of different beliefs. At […]Read more "Yes, Read the Comments Section"
Last month, I had the honor and privilege of being the keynote speaker for Portland State University’s 2016 Multicultural Graduation. The video of the speech can be found above. Here’s the original text: It’s a great honor to be speaking with you – not only because I’m addressing a graduating class that has the potential […]Read more "Portland State University Multicultural Graduation Keynote (Video & Text)"
On June 25th, I’ll be teaching an all-day seminar on Entrepreneurship at Marylhurst University. While it is generally reserved for current MBA and business management students, the school is welcoming community members to attend as well. Below is information about the class: Entrepreneurship involves the process of converting an idea or invention into a successful enterprise […]Read more "Upcoming Entrepreneurship Seminar"
Today, I participated in a panel from City Club of Portland’s Friday Forum on how social media affects elections in Oregon. I was honored to join a distinguished group of experts, each with a unique perspective into the role that new media plays with social change. Below is the Storify recap of social media posts […]Read more "How Social Media Affects Elections"
My newest TEDx talk, Losing the Line Between Art and Activism, is now available to watch: I was fighting a cold/jet lag that day so I hope you’ll pardon some of the coughing 🙂 This talk was probably one of the most transparent and vulnerable moments that I’ve had on the TEDx stage. I talk […]Read more "Losing the Line Between Art and Activism"
If you want to catch all of my TED talks in one handy place, here’s a playlist:Read more "TED Talk playlist"
Another one of my new talks has just been released. Please take a moment to watch this. I hope it inspires you to rethink assumptions that we make about others.Read more "New TED Talk: How to Talk with a White Supremacist"