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TEDxChisinau - Kyra GAUNT - What is your "tour de France?"

Dr. Kyra Gaunt, Ph.D. is a 2009 Inaugural TED Fellow, a CUNY Associate Professor, and author of The Games Black Girls Play: Learning the Ropes from Double-Dutch to Hip-Hop (NYU Press, 2006), winner of the 2007 Alan Merriam Prize for most outstanding book. Kyra has become a prominent voice in the conversation of race, social justice and global transformation. As a thought leader, Kyra speaks and writes extensively about such topics as gender bias, institutional racism, hip hop culture, and social media. She appears on national and international radio and speaks abroad, most recently in Beijing, China for TEDxWiserU and in Norway where she spoke and sang at the 2011 International Student Festival in Trondheim. She created KyraocityWorks to encompass all her efforts as an educator, author, speaker, blogger, transformational coach, and social edupreneur. You can follow Kyra on Facebook and Twitter (@kyraocity), and read her blog at She is delighted to appear at another TEDx event. Her first was TEDxEast in NYC October 2009. 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)
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