Category : Upcoming

De Nichols Joins Author, Natalie Hopkinson, to Discuss the Art of Resistance


Join De Nichols and author, Natalie Hopkinson, on April 10 as they convene at Left Bank Books to discuss Hopkinson’s new book, A Mouth Is Always Muzzled: Six Dissidents, Five Continents, and the Art of Resistance. Hopkinson is a former culture critic for the Washington Post as well as a professor and scholar of Howard University. Her work work explores the arts as they intersect with public policy, cultural identity, and social issues of the world. In A Mouth Is Always Muzzled, she tells the stories of how art has been used as a tool of resistance across continents and different times of cultural trauma and complexity. Kirkus Reviews assesses A Mouth Is Always Muzzled as,

An illumination of the interplay of art, culture, politics, race, and history in Guyana, a Caribbean country mostly ignored by the rest of the world but which serves here as a fascinating microcosm for the power of art to inspire change.


 

Giving My Second TEDx Talk

This Friday, I will be giving my second TEDx Talk, and this time, it’s home in St. Louis, MO.

This talk is important to me, as I will be discussing the power of art as activism and how it has manifested for me over the last few years. This will be my first time giving a full talk in St. Louis to honor the catalyzing moments and people that led the creation of the Mirror Casket project and how rising in the midst of injustice allowed my team and I to add to the visual narrative of civil rights.

Experience the Ripple Effect of local thought-leaders sharing their one great idea, the drop of water that cultivates a wave of change and transformation.

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Friday: TEDxGatewayArch Presents Ripple Effect

We believe every individual has the ability to change the world, and it can start with just one idea. Experience the Ripple Effect of local thought-leaders sharing their one great idea, the drop of water that cultivates a wave of change and transformation. TEDx events provide intentional, cross-pollinated networking opportunities that spark new perspectives and build connections – sending ripple effects of possibility throughout the St. Louis region.

All 14 speakers and entertainers bring different thought-provoking perspectives and diverse backgrounds to the conference. Each presenter has an intrinsic connection to St. Louis, helping accelerate the city as a hub of innovation & ideas. The event includes entertainment and networking opportunities, dubbed “the smartest happy hour in St. Louis”, as well as interactive exhibitors from local tech, design, and community-building organizations.

  • 14 LIVE TEDX SPEAKERS & ENTERTAINERS

  • PRE-SHOW APPETIZERS FROM ST. LOUIS FAVORITES

  • EXHIBITORS FROM LOCAL TECH, DESIGN, AND COMMUNITY-BUILDING ORGANIZATIONS

  • NETWORK WITH A DIVERSE MIX OF FELLOW TEDSTERS CONTRIBUTING TO THE WAVE OF IDEAS IN OUR COMMUNITY

 

  • 4:30 – DOORS OPEN, FOOD & BAR OPEN

  • 6:00 – TALKS BEGIN PROMPTLY

  • 10:00 – AFTER PARTY