TedX Winnipeg was presented on June 6 at the RBC Convention Centre, where 14 different speakers shared their ideas with an enthusiastic audience.
Former Manitoba Liberal leader Rana Bokhari presented on how gender, race, religion, and age impact political leadership.
One of the most heartfelt presentations came from Ali Saeed, who spent more than seven years in jails in Ethiopia and Somalia before coming to Canada as a refugee.
“No one wants to be a refugee,” he proclaimed. His moving talk received a standing ovation.
“Identity” was the focus for another speaker, Sonya Ballantyne. An Indigenous filmmaker from northern Manitoba, she shared how superheroes and Leonard Nimoy shaped her identity.
It was a captivating, daylong event, where a wide range of concepts were explored. One such idea came from Dr. Joel Carter. Carter, who is from Minneapolis, talked about storytelling at the time of death as an effective painkiller.
All photos by Melanie Ferris