TEDxPortElizabeth’s mission is “Local Ideas Worth Spreading” in Nelson Mandela Bay. TEDxSalon events are shorter events with 1-2 speakers and a conversation afterward.
Our first Salon event theme is “Truth or Dare” and we are creating a platform where we can speak untold truths about Xenophobia and Gender Issues in South Africa and how it relates to the people in Port Elizabeth and Uitenhage.
From a very young age, Siv struggled to fit within the ideal version of girlhood, thus lived in constant resistance of gendered social norms – Today, Siv [ Ich Bin Siv ] lives happily as a non-binary person feeling less pressured to perform a femininity that was never theirs. #YouTuber, writer and a #blackqueer student activist – will share their experience and views about “The #Revolutionary Spectrum.” With Twitter as their biggest teacher, YouTube as their largest outlet, and all of social media to explore, Siv uses their social media presence – as well as their strong presence in the Cape Townian and Port Elizabethan young queer scenes – to challenge constructed ideas on gender (and race). This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
Goodness Onwuka, a man who came to South Africa in 2014 from Nigeria in pursuit of self-realization now holds a master of mechatronic engineering degree from Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where he currently lectures will also share his experience and will explore the concept of Xenophobia. Goodness is idealistic about the applications of Machine learning. He thinks everything machine learning touches turns to gold. He came to South Africa in 2014 from Nigeria in pursuit of self- realization and now holds a master of mechatronic engineering degree from the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa where he currently lectures. Growing up in a country with over 300 tribes and not new to the concept of ethnic superiority he quickly came to realize that South Africa like so many places in Nigeria are similar in their perception of diversity. Having come from a culturally diverse environment, he brings his experience from home and a machine learning perspective to exploring the concept of Xenophobia. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx