TEDxPhiladelphia - Redefining Community

By TEDxPhiladelphia (other events)

Thursday, August 27 2020 6:00 PM 8:00 PM EDT

As we begin to heal and to search for solutions in response to these moments, TEDxPhiladelphia is hosting a TEDxPhiladelphiaSalon event that will explore how to rebuild and find a sense of community and togetherness, even with 6 feet of distance between us.

Join TEDxPhiladelphia on August 27 as we debut a new TEDx talk from Lisa Nelson-Haynes, Executive Director of Philadelphia Young Playwrights, on the complexities of community during this new normal. Guests will also have the chance to examine their own definition of community through a guided, facilitated discussion, and learn more about Lisa’s experiences with a Q&A to close the event.

About the speaker

 Lisa Nelson-Haynes is the executive director of Philadelphia Young Playwrights (PYP), where she helps young people discover their potential through the art of the play. Founded in 1987, PYP partners with educators to bring the transformative power of playwriting into classrooms and community settings across Greater Philadelphia. PYP's intensive writing residencies advance writing-based literacy skills while developing critical 21st-century skills.