December 4, 2023

Norman Lear to speak at Cayman Islands TEDxLIVE@UCCI

Norman_lear_2014Norman Lear, television producer so such hit shows as “All in the Family,” “Good Times,” “Maude,” “Sanford and Son” and “The Jeffersons” will be among the simulcasted speakers at TEDxLIVE@UCCI between 8:00 p.m. and 9:45 p.m.

At 93, Mr. Lear claims, “I’m not the retiring type because inside, I’m just a boy.” He’s still pitching ideas for television shows and considers himself an activist. “I had a front- row seat at the birth of television; wrote, produced, created or developed more than a hundred shows; had nine on the air at the same time; founded the 300,000-member liberal advocacy group People for the American Way; was labeled the “No. 1 enemy of the American family” by Jerry Falwell; made it onto Richard Nixon’s “Enemies List”; was presented with the National Medal of the Arts by President Clinton; purchased an original copy of the Declaration of Independence and toured it for ten years in all fifty states…”

As a strong supporter of First Amendment rights and progressive causes, Mr. Lear has won a coveted spot on the TED 2016 stage, and people in Cayman can hear his words of wisdom without travelling to Canada and paying thousands of dollars.
Instead, TEDxLIVE@UCCI is a free, all-day simulcast of TED2016–a sold-out event in Vancouver Canada that costs US$8500 to attend. The simulcast will take place at UCCI on Tuesday, February 16th from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m.

The simulcast will be set up in UCCI’s Professional Development Centre in Classroom #1, above the campus library. Although the simulcast will be running constantly throughout the day, attendees may come and go freely during the day of the event.

To register, go to: [email protected]

For more information, please contact Dr. JD Mosley-Matchett at 623-0552 or [email protected]

Who: Anyone interested in viewing this $8500 internationally-acclaimed event for FREE!
Where: Professional Development Centre #1, above the UCCI campus library
When: February 16th from 11:30 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. (come and go freely during the event)
Why: For a first-hand look at world-class ideas worth spreading…
How: Go to [email protected] to register!

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