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Love in a shoe box: Verna St. Rose Greaves at TEDxPortofSpain
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Added Jan 18, 2013
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“This shoebox tells us to stand up for ourselves, to stand up to authority, and to have hope.”

At TEDxPortofSpain, Verna St. Rose Greaves shares a remarkable story of determination and survival from when she was twelve years old -- her mother rescuing her prematurely born niece by keeping her alive in a shoebox. She challenges us to find that kind of courage in ourselves and take action to fight modern poverty.

At TEDxPortofSpain, Verna St. Rose Greaves shares a remarkable story of determination and survival from when she was twelve years old -- her mother rescuing her prematurely born niece by keeping her alive in a shoebox. She challenges us to find that kind of courage in ourselves and take action to fight modern poverty.

Verna St. Rose Greaves is an experienced professional Social Worker, a long standing feminist, social activist, trade unionist, and Human Rights Advocate. A competent trainer, counsellor, facilitator and development worker she has worked, with government, local and international NGOs and agencies and as an independent consultant. She has done considerable work in the areas of child protection, human rights, social policy development, poverty alleviation, adoption and family services, gender and development, crime and violence in the society, HIV- AIDS, and prison reform.