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7 TED TALKS TO INSPIRE ACTIVISM

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There’s no denying it: the world needs its citizens to engage now more than ever. These TED Talks will inspire you to dive in and take action.

How to Overcome Apathy & Find Your Power

By the end of this TED Talk, you’ll want to yell, “Yes, I can!” Civil rights leader Dolores Huerta shares her own story in the world of activism and inspires others to find their passion and get involved.

Why It’s Worth Listening to People You Disagree With

In a culture where it’s easy to disregard and ignore the people we don’t agree with (just hit “unfollow”), thought leader and scholar Zachary R. Wood encourages us to do the opposite. He believes purposeful and consistent engagement with people who hold different beliefs is the bedrock of human empathy and understanding.

How to Turn Your Dissatisfaction into Action

Yvonne Aki-Sawyer, mayor of Freetown, Sierra Leone, talks about how she used her anger and frustration during the Ebola epidemic of 2014 as a catalyst to help her create dramatic change – and how you can do the same.

Activism Needs Introverts

Want to make a difference, but don’t know how to engage as an introvert? “Craftivist” Sarah Corbett shares her own experiences and encourages other introverts to get involved.

The Political Power of Being a Good Neighbor

It is the smallest things that matter, as Stockton, California’s mayor, Michael Tubbs, reminds us. As he says, it’s critical that we see in one another our shared humanity.

Want a More Just World? Be an Unlikely Ally

Equity advocate Nita Mosby Tyler shares a powerful message – that we are all responsible for one another and therefore, must speak up on one another’s behalf.

How We Can Turn the Tide on Climate

Packed with guests from Al Gore to Katharine Hayhoe, hosts Chris Anderson and Christina Figueres have created a comprehensive environmental initiative that everyone can get involved with.

For more inspiration on fighting the good fight, take a look at the TED Talk website. Be sure to check out our blog for more inspiring topics and posts about local events.

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