Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 4-6pm.
Topanga Community House
1440 N. Topanga Canyon Boulevard
Topanga, CA 90290 (Google Maps)
Theme: Tapestry of Life
How our decisions affect our world.
Preparing our generations to honor our traditions, but allowing the customs to be malleable enough to honor the emotions and history for a sustainable future.
Alexandra wrote, produced and hosted JAMPACKED, an educational film broadcast on PBS about the human overpopulation crisis, which has won several environmental awards. She followed that up with THE COST OF COOL — FINDING HAPPINESS IN A MATERIALISTIC WORLD, which won a CineEagle award. In 1986, she (along with producer / manager Daniel Sladek) foundeda successful non-profit organization dedicated to helping teenagers in need. Alexandra has also personally spoken, classroom-by-classroom, to over six thousand Los Angeles teenagers on the issue of human overpopulation. In 2000, Alexandra and her twin sister Caroline were the recipients of the Christopher Street West Rainbow Award for their ongoing support of gay and lesbian rights. In spite of her busy acting career, Alexandra continues to find time for social activism and athletic competition. The best way to learn more about her activism and many other endeavors is to check out her website:
1997: Honoured by the United Nations for work on human overpopulation
1999: Green Cross Award by Mikael Gorbachev's Global Green for Leadership on the Environment
2005: Activist of the Year from the ACLU of Southern California
Co-founded MUSE Schools. This is a progressive school focusing on individual, environmental, global and academic elements.
We inspire students to live consciously with themselves, one another and the planet.
Peter Jay Brown is a director and cinematographer, who specializes in real life stories, cultural adventures, and big sexy animals that can eat you! His 30 years of experience producing shows such as Real People, Entertainment Tonight, and numerous cable programs have given him a unique insight into the storytelling arts.
Best known for his stint on Discovery Channel’s hit show, Whale Wars, Brown has been active in the Sea Shepard Conservation Society for over 25 years, and is completing a feature length documentary based on his experiences, entitled Confessions of an Eco-Terrorist.
Over the past five years, Brown has produced and directed twenty films with the Kenya Wildlife Services for International television to champion wildlife conservation in Africa. In December 2001 Brown helped Mary MacMakin (winner of the EIS award in Chicago for her 40 years humanitarian work in Afghanistan) re-establish her charity PARSA in Kabul Afghanistan.
Emmy-award winner Joseph Rosendo has been a travel journalist and broadcaster for 32 years. After creating and hosting Travelscope®, a travel radio show, for more than 23 years, Joseph has been the director, writer and host of Joseph Rosendo’s Travelscope®, the award-winning travel television series. Now in its 7th season, the series reaches 286 million viewers on more than 500 PBS stations nationwide and international markets. In addition, Rosendo is the publisher of the Travelscope eMagazine, a quarterly travel, food and entertainment perspective, and contributes to the Travelscope.net website where his pod casts, as well as, radio and television shows are available for download. “Travel is more than a vocation to me,” says Joseph, “it’s a love and a passion that I’ve been indulging in all of my life and am privileged to share with my viewers, listeners and readers.” Joseph’s is the recipient of five Emmy nominations, 14 Telly Awards, Canada’s Globe and Mail Travel Media Award and nine Lowell Thomas Journalism Awards.
Thank you Jack for being our onstage host for the TEDxTopanga event.
Jack Sekowski is a WGA Screenwriter and a graduate of the American Film Institute and The Ohio State University. Specializing in comedy, he has written for companies as diverse as Universal Studios and Disney Feature Animation. He co-wrote the comedy “Who’s Your Daddy” which starred Brandon Davis and Colleen Camp and was directed by Andy Fickman. Jack comes to TEDxTopanga from Westside Toastmasters in Santa Monica where he’s an award winning speaker and a former president of the club. www.jacksekowski.com