Discover How To Combat Injustice & Socially Unacceptable Behavior With This TEDx Talk From J. Wyndal
A new TEDx presentation has been released on YouTube, featuring respected Baltimore attorney J. Wyndal Gordon. He highlights how people can fight injustice and mark it with the hashtag #ThisIsWrong.
, 1 November 2018 --
Discover How To Combat Injustice & Socially Unacceptable Behavior With This TEDx Talk From J. Wyndal Gordon
A new TEDx presentation has been released featuring J. Wyndal Gordon, an attorney at law in Baltimore, speaking about the importance of fighting against socially unacceptable behaviors. He is known as “The Warrior Lawyer” and represents clients throughout the local area in litigation matters. More information can be found at: https://youtube.com/watch?v=WXIuOdn4vGc The talk is called “What To Do When You See Something Wrong”, and offers guidance for anyone who is concerned about how to act when they see something socially unacceptable taking place. Viewers will learn what they can do to combat injustice, and hear more about the #ThisIsWrong hashtag to document it. By posting unacceptable behavior when it occurs and tagging it with #ThisIsWrong, people can work towards bringing about change and living better, safer and more healthy lives. In his talk, J. Wyndal Gordon explains that he deplores apathy, and abhors injustice. He positions himself as a challenger and opponent to injustice when it arises, and showcases how others can join the fight. Mr. Gordon says that when he sees a good fight, he gets in it, but he has learned over the years that it’s not always necessary to meet force with force. Often it’s better simply to meet force with finesse and intelligence. He says: “Water doesn’t have to slam up against the rock. To understand that it is just as powerful as a rock. When the right pressure is applied persistently, and over time, water can break down and even destroy a rock.” He adds: “We live in an age where we have technology on our hips, and access to the internet on our fingertips. We’re exposed to the great virtues and vices of our times.” Mr. Gordon goes on to say: “We have the ability to take that technology and use it for good. We have the ability to record videotape. We can audiotape, and we can document injustice when we see it. We simply hashtag it #ThisIsWrong. When we do that, we capture and we bind injustice like wild beasts.” Mr. Gordon is a respected trial attorney and represents both individuals and small businesses. He is a recipient of the first annual “Leadership in Law” award, and regularly speaks at schools, churches, symposiums, and other events. Full details of his talk can be found on the URL above, and more information on his law services is available at: https://gordonatlaw.com About TEDx, 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, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. 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.) About TED TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. Started as a four-day conference in California 30 years ago, TED has grown to support its mission with multiple initiatives. The two annual TED Conferences invite the world’s leading thinkers and doers to speak for 18 minutes or less. Many of these talks are then made available, free, at TED.com. TED speakers have included Bill Gates, Jane Goodall, Elizabeth Gilbert, Sir Richard Branson, Nandan Nilekani, Philippe Starck, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Sal Khan and Daniel Kahneman. The annual TED Conference takes place each spring in Vancouver, British Columbia. TED’s media initiatives include TED.com, where new TED Talks are posted daily; TED Translators, which provides subtitles and interactive transcripts as well as translations from volunteers worldwide; the educational initiative TED-Ed. TED has established The Audacious Project that takes a collaborative approach to funding ideas with the potential to create change at thrilling scale; TEDx, which supports individuals or groups in hosting local, self- organized TED-style events around the world, and the TED Fellows program, helping world-changing innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities. Follow TED on Twitter at http://twitter.com/TEDTalks, or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/TED.
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Submitted by prcagency, Press Dev on Thursday, 1 November 2018 at 5:11 AM