By The Village Green NJ of Maplewood & South Orange
We’ve all watched those TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) talks on YouTube, with big names from Bill Gates to Monica Lewinsky covering topics ranging from innovation to cyber-bullying to education to environment to you-name-it. The “short, powerful” speeches — usually 18-minutes-or-less in length — have become a global phenomenon.
Now a version of TED is coming to Maplewood Library in the guise of TEDx — TEDx was created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading” and supports “independent organizers who want to create a TED-like event in their own community.”
On Monday, June 8, Maplewood’s own Sean Mayberry of the nonprofit StrongMinds will preview his upcoming TEDx talk —Depression in Africa: Why Should We Care? — at the Maplewood Library. Mayberry will discuss the depression epidemic in Africa, show the human toll of this disease and explain why the international community does not prioritize this important public health issue.
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