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TEDxLansing-Garlin Gilchrist-Detroit Diaspora: From Detroit. To Detroit.
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Added Jun 8, 2011
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During the 2008 Presidential Election season, Gilchrist served as the Social Media Manager for the Barack Obama campaign in Washington. Garlin is one of the many Detroit natives actively looking for the right opportunity to come home and be a part of Detroit's future. In his community of friends and colleagues that hail from Detroit, the desire is there virtually across the board, but they don't know exactly what their path is/should be. Detroit Diaspora will be a participatory storytelling space where returners can share their stories of return, those wanting to return can share their questions and have them answered and those seeking returners can contribute to concrete action plans for those wanting to return home. AboutTEDx, 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) @TEDcLansing lcc @LCCTVTheLink