TEDxUD - Justin deLeon - My Role in Global Justice
Justin de Leon is a Ph.D. student in the International Relations department at the University of Delaware. De Leon has dedicated his life to promoting unity and justice and continues to do so through his current research on ethnic conflict and the global north-south divide. He is a 2010 Rotary International World Peace Scholar and an award-winning documentary filmmaker and photographer.De Leon has worked around the world with issues of urban poverty, homelessness, and ethnic conflict -- including spending time in the largest slums of the Philippines and Kenya, filming and forming close relationships with the Maasai in Tanzania, working with street-children in train stations of New Delhi and conflict-affected teens in Northern Ireland, participating in youth empowerment programs in Thailand and Cambodia, interviewing sympathizers and victims of Maoist rebels in Nepal, exploring human trafficking issues on the Thai-Burmese border, investigating rural education programs in Honduras, teaching social justice and media to inner-city youth in Philadelphia, and working as a community organizer in Orlando.His most recent documentary film, entitled Give to Live the Movie, is scheduled to be released this summer and examines charity, foreign aid, and human compassion. De Leon's current research and non-governmental organization work is centered around the situation between the Lord's Resistance Army and the government of Uganda and the current rebuilding processes taking place.In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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