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December 26, 2018

TEDxFSCJWomen Taking The Lead in Diversity and Social Activism

Filed under: Education,TEDxFSCJ — William Jackson @ 11:45
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Melissa Ross

Melissa Ross


TEDxFSCJWomen
TEDxFSCJWomen
a simulcast event
featuring such
visionaries as
Tarana Burke and
Dolores Huerta
direct from the
#TEDWomen2018
conference in
Palm Springs!

In Jacksonville, Florida at FSCJ…..
Melissa Ross, host of WJCT’s First Coast Connect,
moderates a local panel of experts who will
explore issues of fear, sexual violence,
and survival.

TEDxFSCJWomen Taking The Lead in
Diversity
and Social Activism 

Panelists include:
*Vicky Basra,
Senior Vice President,
Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
*Robin Graber,
Rape Recovery Team Programs Director,
Women’s Center of Jacksonville
*Kristin Keen,
Founder and President, Rethreaded
*Paige Mahogany Parks,
Founder, T.A.P. Transgender
Awareness Project
*Emily Rokosch,
Director of Operations, JASMYN

The event was held in
November 2018 at the
downtown campus of FSCJ
Jacksonville, Florida
To learn more about this past
event click here:
http://tedxfscjwomen2018.eventbrite.com

ShowingUp - Women

ShowingUp – Women

 

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December 5, 2018

TEDxFSCJ Women

Filed under: Education,TEDxFSCJ — William Jackson @ 18:00
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Melissa Ross

Melissa Ross


TEDxFSCJ Women
Join TEDxFSCJ Women
for a simulcast event
featuring such visionaries
as Tarana Burke and
Dolores Huerta
direct from the
TEDWomen2018
conference in
Palm Springs!

Then join Melissa Ross, host of WJCT’s First Coast Connect,
as she moderates a local panel of experts who will explore
issues of fear, sexual violence, and survival.

Panelists include:
*Vicky Basra,
Senior Vice President, Delores Barr Weaver Policy Center
*Robin Graber,
Rape Recovery Team Programs Director, Women’s
Center of Jacksonville
*Kristin Keen,
Founder and President, Rethreaded
*Paige Mahogany Parks,
Founder, T.A.P. Transgender Awareness Project
*Emily Rokosch,
Director of Operations, JASMYN

Program:
3:30-4 p.m.: Check-in & Networking
4-5:30 p.m.: Simulcast – Showing up
5:30-6 p.m.: Refreshments & Networking
6-7:30 p.m.: Live local panel – Speak out!

To learn more and register for your
free ticket, click here:
http://tedxfscjwomen2018.eventbrite.com

 

 

October 2, 2017

George Maxey of New Town Success Zone Participates in TEDxFSCJ

George Maxey of New Town Success Zone Participates in TEDxFSCJ
by William Jackson, My Quest To Teach
#MyQuestToTeach

George Maxey, Executive Director of New Town Success
Zone,  Lashontah Holiday, Project Coordinator/Data
Analysis Manager and William Jackson, Educator,
Community Activist, Social Media Visionary with
My Quest To Teach attended the TEDxFSCJ with a
discussion focusing on the effects of violence and
incarceration, the lived realities of racism and
gender-based trauma, the economic roots of crime,
and policy innovations within the criminal justice
system.
The seriousness of the growth of youth crime and
violence was the central focus of this panel discussion
centered around the causes of youth, teens and young
adults that enter into the justice system because of
criminal involvement. Additional focus was on
prevention and understanding why this is happening
and the value of improving the educational system
to help youth and teens that have been in the justice
system. The importance of having youth,
teens and  young adults part of the discussion with
the State Attorney Office, law enforcement and even
collaboration with state, local and national governmental
agencies to prevent crime by youth, teens
and young adults.
Titled “Common Stories, Uncommon Futures”
George E. Maxey, the Executive director of the New Town
Success Zone participated in the TEDxFSCJ panel discussion,
also present and participating were:
Melissa W. Nelson, the State Attorney for Florida’s
Fourth Judicial Circuit.
Kimberly Hall, professor of criminal justice at Florida
State College at Jacksonville.
Christina Parrish Stone, Executive Director of the
Springfield Preservation and Revitalization Council, Inc.
Davin Brown, 17-year-old senior at Robert E. Lee High
School and a founding member of the EVAC Movement.
Alyssa Beck, advocacy specialist for the Delores
Barr Weaver Policy Center, with a passion for improving
the lives of young women. New Town Success Zone,
Vision Keepers and community volunteers are working
to bring about change in communities by providing
relevant resources and experts in diverse fields that
are teaching in fields such as medical information,
business ownership, entrepreneurial growth,
building self-confidence and community collaborations.
Workshops are being offered and monthly training
to engage community members and build self-esteem,
community pride and continued participation in
the education system to provide a motivating force
for children.
Communication is very important from using
Social Media platforms like Facebook to word of mouth,
workshops and even food giveaways. Multiple strategies
to feed the mind and body.
More information can be found at:
Vision Keepers
https://www.facebook.com/VisionKeepersofNewTown/
George Maxey
https://www.facebook.com/george.maxey.90
Additional Photos from event provided by 
Wm Jackson 
http://s1211.photobucket.com/user/williamdjackson/slideshow/TEDxFSCJ%20Youth%20Crime

 

February 20, 2017

What’s In TEDTALKS, TEDx and TIGERTALKS

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What’s In TEDTALKS, TEDx and TIGERTALKS
William Jackson, parent, educator, blogger
#MyQuestToTeach @wmjackson

Since the inception of the TEDTALKS and the
budding TEDx and even the birthing of TIGER TALKS
with Edward Waters College, there have been dynamic,
inspiring, funny, intellectual and emotional discussions
about every aspect of human life. The sharing of stories
has created an intellectual feeding frenzy of information,
facts, statistics, data, ideas and opinions that are shared.

The TEDxFSCJ held in Jacksonville, Florida is a
wonderful example of the spirit of storytelling and
exchange of information. The continuous process
that has been conducted since human existence of
sharing information through oral communication
or “storytelling.” FSCJ TEDx is an awesome example
of community collaboration and the celebration of
diversity that makes Jacksonville and rising global
contributor.

There is no topic that is taboo (to the best of my
understanding), the exchanges are respectful and
sprinkled with just enough gusto, spunk to sassiness
and classiness to keep those in attendance guessing
what direction the speaker will go in and intrigued
as the dialogue changes with the emotional
attachments to the personal stories being told.

The infusion of culture, gender, lifestyle, religious
and community connections helps in the sharing of
knowledge in a relational way that people connect
and bond.

The speakers open their hearts, their minds and
even their essence of spiritual substance in an
attempt not to change minds, but to build a
relationship that creates a possible change in
behaviors and actions to improve the human
exchanges that sometimes makes us wonder
how we can all be human beings and treat each
other with the disrespect and violence that we
see in news media with wars, discrimination,
racism, and bias. The other side can be seen the
compassion, love, respect, trust and overcoming
of misconceptions that keep people separated.

We question where is our compassion, empathy,
contentedness and respect for cultural understanding,
tolerance and acceptance. This country can be
described as a “salad” of cultural diversity, a “gumbo”
of simmered and spiced flavors of human complexity
and simplicity. TEDx TEDTALKS and TIGER TALKS
allows for communication and encourages open
mindedness.

TEDxFSCJ  can be found at http://www.tedxfscj.com/
and the Team can be found here. http://www.tedxfscj.com/team/

HBCU’s like Edward Waters College are involving their
students in “talks” similar to TEDx expose their students
to  formal speaking opportunities that prepare them for
careers where they will have to speak and prepare
them for opportunities of dialogue and intellectual
sharing and collaboration.

Each semester Professor Jackson an accomplished
speaker, national and international blogger and
instructor at Edward Waters College requires
his students to speak about what they are passionate
about, what they care about and their experiences as
a project in the Educational and Social Media class.
As stated by Professor Jackson, “every Tiger has a story
that needs to be told.” Emma Kent of Library Services
provides her expertise as a master librarian and
researcher in helping to prepare the students for each
discussion. “Team work makes the dream word.”

TIGER TALKS Experience developed by William Jackson,
guides EWC students to improve their writing through
blogging on WordPress platform and encourages students
to attend conferences, even paying for their travel.
HBCU students sometimes lack the professional
experiences so any assistance financial,
advice and mentoring is appreciated.

Exposure and Application allow HBCU students to
build skills to help them to be competitive in a global
economy and builds positive digital footprints when
incorporating technology.
Community invitations are extended to join TEDxFSCJ
and the Tiger Talks Experiences at each school are
shared on their web sites.
Wonderful collaborations by FSCJ and Edward Waters
College have allowed students from EWC and even
DCPS – Duval County Public Schools to participate.
Sharing their experiences and talents in education
and technology.
Resources:
Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks
or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED
Educational Technology at Edward Waters College
http://ewceducationaltechnology.wordpress.com/

 

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