Airing ideas creates friction,

generating dialogue.
Leading to more 

Ideas…more Friction…more Dialogue.

Jerry Jones

What is TEDx?

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDx[name], where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDx[name] event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.

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Reverend Amir Tawadrous

Increasing the Speed of Social Change: Advancing Health, Education, and Justice 
 Jerry Jones is the Executive Director of the Community Health Council of Wyandotte County. He will share his insights on the need to increase the speed of social change for advances in health outcomes, education, and race relations.

Michelle Tyrene Johnson

TEDxWyandotte 2016

17 November - 6:30 p.m.

Kansas City Kansas Community College

An Unheard Impact of Climate Change​
High school student Andrea Dahl has discovered climate change has a significant effect on penguins living on the Antarctic Peninsula; one of the fastest warming areas in the world. 

Featured Speakers

Percussive Art through Sound and Motion
This performance will explore the boundaries of what music can be through a combination of rhythms derived from popular music, nonsense hand gestures, freely composed rhythms, and dialogue.

Storytelling as Advocacy

Playwright Michelle Tyrene Johnson on how storytelling is a way to talk to each other instead of talking past each other.

Tai-Jung (Fofo) Tsai & Johnathon Westcott,

performing as "FoJo"

Breaking Down Stereotypes; a Story of a Middle Eastern Pastor
 Reverand Amir is a Coptic Presbyterian minister from Egypt. He will talk about breaking down stereotypes as a Middle Eastern pastor in the American Midwest.

Andrea Dahl