TEDxGreensboro Salon

August 26, 2021 IN PERSON

Who Gets to Define Public Safety?

Legal scholars define public safety as “the protection of the general public.” Local governments form policies to protect people’s physical welfare, and they often focus efforts on combating crime to help community members feel secure. Local governments form policies to protect people’s physical welfare, and they often focus on combating crime in an effort to help community members feel secure. Recently, though, grassroots organizations have advocated for spending more public monies on resources to break the cycles that may lead to crime in the first place.

  • Who should decide how public safety is achieved?
  • How much input should community members have into how their neighborhoods are protected?

Please join us in viewing thought-provoking TED Talks on this issue, followed by a moderated audience discussion.

This program will be held on Thursday, August 26, 2021 from 6:30 to 8:00 pm at the Barber Park Event Center, 1502 Barber Park Drive, Greensboro 27401. Click here for a map.

There is no charge for the Salon, but pre-registration is required.  Enrollment is limited to 75.

  • Doors open at 5:30 pm for a “Food Truck and Networking” hour. “Seafood Destiny” will be on-site for your convenience. Their food truck menu can be found here. If these options don’t meet your dietary needs, you are also welcome to stop by an area restaurant and bring something to eat with you.
  • NO ALCOHOL is allowed at this venue.
  • COVID Protocols for the in-person event:   Fully vaccinated attendees do not need to wear masks, but the venue is large enough to provide social distancing. Unvaccinated individuals should wear masks.
  • Alternate plans are in place for a virtual Salon should stricter COVID guidelines become necessary.  In case of a virtual Salon, registrants will receive notification and a link several days prior to the event date of August 26.

TEDxGreensboro Salon Series

TEDxGreensboro Salon events are smaller events that keep a TEDx community engaged between regular TEDx events. It’s unique because you, the participants, are involved in the conversation. We will share TED Talks plus local speakers to build a dialogue with you – the audience. There will be questions, thoughts and ideas and we will all wrestle with what it all means. Enrollment is limited – come to mix and mingle with other TEDx’ers and to talk about ideas.

Previous TEDxGreensboro Salons & TED Talks


March 2017 Is Society for Sale? (How do we identify and preserve intrinsic values in civic life?) 
Why we shouldn’t trust markets with our civic life

October 2017 Beyond Inclusion – Striving for Mutuality
How to raise a Black son in America

Words have meaning: inclusion versus mutuality

January 2018 Changing the culture that breeds sexual misconduct
A Call to Men

Violence against women – it’s a men’s issue

May 23, 2018 Global Ethic versus National Interest
Global Ethic versus National Interest

Fall 2018 Who belongs in a city? (Housing Insecurity)
Who belongs in a city?

A practical way to help the homeless find work and safety


October 2015 Nature’s Design Studio (biomimicry)
Using nature’s genius in architecture

January 2016 Sense of Security/Reality of Risk
The Security Mirage

April 2016 Will we lose the “person” in “personnel”? The automated workforce revolution.
What will future jobs look like?

June 2016 Beyond Pink and Blue:  Understanding the Concept of Gender
Why is gender identity so important?

Ending Gender

September 2016 Even if you’re right, someone else still thinks you’re wrong (What can we learn by giving up the need to be right?) 
A letter to all who have lost in this era

Take “The Other” to Lunch

December 2016 The Divided States of America

Why Brexit happened and what to do next  (The themes were the same as those in the 2016 US election)