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TEDxDirigo: RISE State Theatre, Portland, Maine

Listening is Radical

  • 2017
  • Community
At the age of 26, Chanel is your typical millennial. She wears many hats. Why is that? Short answer: Chanel is passionate about her work. Chanel founded and directs A Seat at the Table, co-owns a millennial-run career consulting biz, works as a Program Coordinator at a non-profit, and is the Vice-Curator for the Portland Global Shapers Hub. However, there are common threads in her work: education and learning, equity and inclusion, and community. As a community member, she provides opportunities for people to gather, discuss, and learn about topics such as equity, inclusion, race, sex and gender, climate change, etc. A Seat at the Table, an initiative of the Treehouse Institute, seeks to bridge the gaps in our community by creating gathering spaces and promoting radical listening as a way to build and strengthen empathy, compassion, understanding, and action to make our communities more equitable and inclusive to all. If you want to hear Chanel Lewis live on November 4 at the State Theatre register here.