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Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever

The Dangers of Division:  How Rising Hate and Extreme Divisiveness Threatens the Future of America

December 5, 2019

Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever, is an Award-Winning Author, International Speaker, Political Commentator, and Race & Gender Empowerment Expert.  As a serial entrepreneur, Dr. Avis is the Founder of the Washington DC Boutique Consulting Firm, Incite Unlimited and The Exceptional Leadership Institute. Dr. Avis’ organizations offer diversity & inclusion training and consulting, entrepreneurship training and media training along with communications strategy development.  She is also the Co-Founder of Black America Digital Network (launching January 2020). 

Her distinct perspectives have been shared through a variety of media platforms, including CNN, Fox News, PBS, C-Span, TV One, BET, BBC, NPR, Sirius XM Radio, the Washington Post, USA To-day, The Atlantic, The Huffington Post, Essence Magazine, Ebony Magazine, Glamour Magazine, Black Enterprise, NBC BLK and many more. 

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Jackson Katz

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it's a men's issue

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Domestic violence and sexual abuse are often called "women's issues." But in this bold, blunt talk, Jackson Katz points out that these are intrinsically men's issues -- and shows how these violent behaviors are tied to definitions of manhood. A clarion call for us all -- women and men -- to call out unacceptable behavior and be leaders of change.

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Theme:  Bold + Brilliant = Badass:  "Now is the Time"

December 5, 2019

Congratulations to these Bold, Brilliant and BADASS women who were able to gracefully and humbly balance their Bold and Brilliant Ideas with the strict high standards of TED!  These women have joined the world's most inspired thinkers and doers.  It's not easy to be a TED/TEDx speaker and these women were able to meet the TED standards with their final talk.  

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