Add this Event to Calendar 11/12/2020 07:00 PM 11/12/2020 08:00 PM Talking TED @ Home

Join librarian Cindy Haiken on Zoom to watch and discuss a popular TED talk. Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting via email on the day of the event. In November, we will watch and discuss Megan Phelps-Roper's “I Grew Up in the Westboro Baptist Church. Here's Why I Left.”

What's it like to grow up within a group of people who exult in demonizing ... everyone else? Megan Phelps-Roper shares details of life inside America's most controversial church and describes how conversations on Twitter were key to her decision to leave it. In this extraordinary talk, she shares her personal experience of extreme polarization, along with some sharp ways we can learn to successfully engage across ideological lines.