TEDx Birmingham 2017, held March 25 at the Alys Stephens Performing Arts Center on the UAB campus, focused on possibility. We’d love to share with you some of the highlights of the day-long event:
90 SECONDS FROM TEDx WITH DR. JAYME LOCKE — A transplant surgeon at UAB, Dr. Lock notes that 100,000 people await kidney transplants in the United States each year. Her solution, offered at TEDx Birmingham 2017, was ground-breaking: The creation of a single living kidney donor exchange that would optimize donations throughout the country.
90 SECONDS FROM TEDx WITH DR. JULIAN MAHA — An emergency medical doctor and co-founder of KultureCity, “the world’s fastest growing non-profit,” in response to his son’s autism. At TEDxBirmingham 2017, Maha talked about looking beyond disabilities, which starts with accessibility. “Look beyond the visible to the invisible,” and learn to accept differences.
90 SECONDS FROM TEDx WITH ANNE WRIGHT— The executive director of the Firehouse Shelter in Birmingham, social activist Anne Wright talked at TEDx Birmingham 2017 about relating better to those who …