TEDx Speakers Inspire Morgan

Morgan State Hosts TedxBaltimore

Morgan State Hosts TedxBaltimore

By Emily PellandMorgan State University hosted TEDxBaltimore on Friday, Jan. 30, in the Murphy Fine Arts Center. During the event, 17 speakers discussed several topics, like technology, culture and law, in three sessions throughout the day, but one speaker in particular stood out.   Gilda Daniels, a professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, is an expert on voting rights.   As an African-American who’s a former Deputy Chief in the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division– Voting Section, she deserves a great deal of respect.   “How do we measure the movement of civil rights?” said […]

by · February 10, 2015 · Comments are Disabled · SECTIONS, TEDx Speakers Inspire Morgan
Tokyo Cigar Rocks TEDx

Tokyo Cigar Rocks TEDx

There are many different ways to tell a story. At the recent Tedx Baltimore, an inspiriational conference filled with leaders of all different backgrounds and works, some speakers seemed to relive their story as they spoke to the audience. But, artist and producer, Tokyo Cigar took a different approach.The artist, formerly known as Oraza Allam, chose to tell stories through his music. His choice of songs, “I Wonder” and “Here Now,” touched on everything from his international childhood to growing up fatherless. As the last of 18 speakers, his method of personifying his life through lyrics left the audience on […]

by · March 12, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT, CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, MUSIC, SECTIONS, TEDx Speakers Inspire Morgan
Author and Activist Margarita Anderson

Activist Challenges Morgan to Support Black-Owned Businesses

Margarita Anderson helped Morgan State University celebrate Black history month by speaking about her “Empowerment Experiment” and promoting her new book Our Black Year at the TEDx talk at the Murphy Fine Arts Center. Anderson, an activist and author, also did a book signing on campus with Black Jack Legacy Enterprise (BJLE) in February. The events emphasized for students the importance of networking and supporting black business. The TEDx program, a nationwide series of events, stimulates dialogue about innovation by featuring a series of speakers. Sarge Salmon, TEDx Founder, invited Anderson to speak about her empowerment experiment. Anderson’s empowerment experiment […]

Catherine Robertson searched 25 years for her mother

Catharine Robertson’s Fight to Find Family

Have you ever missed someone that you’ve never met? Catharine Robertson has. For 25 years Robertson, who is adopted, has been searching for her birth parents. It’s been a long journey–one she shared with with an audience at the TEDx Conference on Morgan’s campus in January. In July 1969, Sarah Elizabeth Mathews was born to Susan Mathews in Richmond, VA, but in September of that same year, she was placed with an adoptive family and given a new name, Catharine Nolde Robertson.  Robertson grew up in a nice, loving home, but as she entered adulthood she was still curious about […]

‘Pioneers’ Share Secrets at Morgan TEDx Talks

‘Pioneers’ Share Secrets at Morgan TEDx Talks

Morgan State hosted the annual TEDx Baltimore Conference on Friday, an event that celebrated 19 local “pioneers” and drew more than 600 visitors to the Murphy Fine Arts Center. A series of speakers shared the secrets of their success in the day-long conference. Speakers ranged from Medea Benjamin, a human rights activist and co-founder of Code Pink and the Global Exchange to Dr. Chris Kraft, a sex therapist who co-directors clinical services at the Sexual Behaviors Consultation Unit at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. There are hundreds of TEDx events around the country and each one has a central theme. […]

by · February 7, 2014 · Comments are Disabled · CAMPUS NEWS, LOCAL NEWS, SECTIONS, SPECIAL COVERAGE, TEDx Speakers Inspire Morgan