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TEDxLeDroitPark 2019

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Cramton Auditorium

2455- 6th Street NW

Howard University

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TEDxLeDroitPark 2019: Translation to Transformation

Washington, DC – TEDxLeDroitPark 2019, is in its inaugural year as a community engagement Capstone event, which will take place on February 27, 2019, 6:00 p.m. in Cramton Auditorium (Doors open at 5:30). Attendees will embark on an imaginative mental journey of self- transformation through the enlightenment of information from diverse talks, perspectives and live performances. The program will spur conversations and dialogue about diverse subjects. Free to the public, it offers the opportunity for all to come and participate in this interpersonal experience in the historical community of LeDroit Park in Washington, DC, a neighborhood, rich in its cultural diversity.

Centered on, “ideas worth spreading,” the theme, “Translation to Transformation" will be explored through live and recorded presentations on an incredible range of science in society topics (including precision medicine, astronomy and climate), bubbles, the arts, higher education and spirituality. Other highlights include the performing arts of music, song, dance and the spoken word. Speakers include: Dr. John Carpten of the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, a leading scientist in the field of precision medicine; Dr. Jarita Holbrook, an astronomer, anthropologist, educator and filmmaker, and Dr. James Marshall Shepherd of the University of Georgia, a meteorologist, educator and science advocate. Dr. Gary L. Harris, Director of the Howard Nanoscale Science and Engineering Facility and former Dean of the Howard University Graduate School, will have an excerpt presented from his TEDxHowardUniversity 2015 talk. Additionally, entertainment will be provided by the Howard University Andrew Rankin Chapel Choir, the Spirit Wing Dance Company, poet CeLillianne Green, JD, MC Professor Lyrical and Hip-Hop artist Dr. Peter Plourde, the Archbishop Carroll High School Concert Choir and C4 Performing Arts, under the direction of Stacey Yvonne Claytor.

TEDxLeDroitPark is sponsored by the Whole Genome Science Foundation, Inc., in collaboration with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Dialogue on Science, Ethics and Religion (DoSER) program. Ethan Arnheim, President, LeDroit Park Civic Association, said, “This is a wonderful opportunity for positive exposure and a chance to come together to experience local, national and global perspectives in our community.”

TED is a nonprofit organization dedicated 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. Today, topics range from science to business to global issues in more than 100 languages. Independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world. The organization passionately believes in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world.


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