Challenging societal perceptions takes courage and initiative, whether it involves changing the way we view each other or changing the way we view what happens to others. As part of this year’s theme, “Now is the Time,” TEDxSanAntonio speakers Aaron Stone and Alberto Garcia-Jurado share their stories about challenging prevalent views at the Main Event on November 18, 2017.
Shattering the Silence
United States Army Medical Command Sargent Major Aaron Stone is a survivor in many ways, from combat to sexual assault. He has shared his journey from victim to leader many times as part of his courageous mission to bring male-on-male sexual assault out of the shadows and into the conversation.
“Whenever we discuss sexual assault and harassment in our society it is often a discussion about female victims. There are countless numbers of men who are the victims of rape, and they currently have no voice….Whenever I tell my story I inspire other men who have been victims to come forward and seek the help they need and deserve. It is time we remove the stigma and bring the issue of male sexual assault out in the open.”
Currently stationed at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio, Sgt. Maj. Stone has been in the military for over twenty years. He speaks to various military sexual assault programs and rape crisis centers about his story and strives to empower victims to speak up and begin the healing process. Read more about Sgt. Maj. Stone.
Understanding the Real Generational Gap
Alberto Garcia-Jurado, CEO of Cultural Systems, has spent his career helping others navigate diversity gaps by harnessing diversity and lean collaboration. Garcia-Jurado asserts that one of the greatest challenges in navigating these gaps is the rapidly-evolving technology in the workplace and all around us.
“We have all been talking about the generational diversity in terms of the ‘four generations’ approach (Traditionalists, Baby Boomers, Gen Xs, and Millennials), but that doesn’t really explain the unique gap we face today. The real explanation is based on the quantum technological jumps we have had, and how that has divided us into Digital Immigrants, Early Adopters, and Digital Natives.”
Garcia-Jurado has been a speaker, writer, coach, and consultant on intercultural understanding for over twenty years. He served as the President of the Gulf Chapter of the U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce for six years, developed several unique collaboration models, and published over fifty articles and two books. Read more about Garcia-Jurado.
We invite you to join us for both Talks and many more at our Main Event on November 18, 2017 at the Witte Museum. Visit www.TEDXSanAntonio.com to learn more about our events, become a sponsor, or join the team.
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DATE AND TIME
Sat, Nov. 18, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CST
3801 Broadway St
San Antonio, TX 78209