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TEDxBaltimore 2011 MESHELLE The Truth About Goaldiggers (The Future We Make)

The Truth About Goaldiggers Speaker: MESHELLE MESHELLE is a wife, mother, and sought after comedienne whose appearances include Nickelodeon?s Search for the Funniest Mom in America 3, and shows such as Martin Lawrence Presents: THE FIRST AMENDMENT STAND UP and BET?s Comic View. MESHELLE also pioneered the role of "Michelle" in the hit Stage Play "Woman Thou Art Loosed" written by TD Jakes and Terry McFadden. A graduate of Bowie State University and a former Temple University Doctoral level student; MESHELLE opted for an extended leave-of-absence after 3 years of matriculation in the Department of School Psychology to pursue her comedic career. As a 2010-2011 Open Society Institute Community Fellow, MESHELLE will implement GoalDIGGERS: The Sankofa Project, introducing 15 African American girls from Baltimore City to the study of their ancestry, heritage and lineage utilizing Anthropology, technology and DNA testing with a culminating voyage to Ghana, West Africa. MESHELLE is also the author of "101 Things Every Girl/Young Woman of Color Should Know." Host: Anthony McCarthy For more than a decade McCarthy has been a constant voice in journalism, public policy circles, and Maryland's progressive faith community. Whether as the host of three award-winning radio talk shows, as an aide to numerous national and local political leaders, or as a national speaker and lecturer on contemporary political and social issues, McCarthy has been engaged in informing, empowering and improving his community. Find out more about Anthony McCarthy here: http://tedxbaltimore.com/speakers/ Organizer: Mel Brennan TEDxBaltimore's lead organizer, Mel is formerly a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Kinesiology at Towson University (MD, USA) and is currently District Executive Center Director for Baltimore City with the Y of Central Maryland. A graduate of McDaniel College, Mel's doctoral work took place at the University of Stirling, Scotland UK, with a focus on human kinetics, human rights and Olympiads. Find out more about Mel Brennan here: http://www.ted.com/profiles/bio/id/447715 About TEDx, x = independently organized event 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) Webcast and Videos produced by Open Range Video. http://www.openrangevideo.com/Webcasting&WebVideos.html
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