To be inspired is wonderful, but to inspire is truly incredible. Our South Auckland community is full of warm, enthusiastic, energetic people who are doing great work, often in difficult circumstances. Their stories are entertaining, innovative and motivating – they are humbling and they are inspiring! Welcome to TEDxManukau.
TEDxManukau ‘Bright Spots: Inspiring ideas; transforming lives’ is about telling stories and sharing ideas about the incredible work that is often not seen in relation to South Auckland. Seemingly ‘ordinary’ South Aucklanders quietly doing the extraordinary; helping other South Aucklanders fulfil their potential to live full and healthy lives, breaking out from the systems that trap and reinforce poverty and social dependency.
Humbled by the selfless ideals of others, TEDxManukau brings together 11 ‘Bright Spots’ from South Auckland; social innovators who are focused on the part of the failing system they are seeking to address. All have expressed strong support for the idea of building connections with the people of South Auckland who are also working to improve our system.
TEDxManukau provides an ideal platform to showcase local ideas and bring people together – social innovators and people with both formal and informal authority – to listen to, participate in, and be inspired by the ideas and work already happening across South Auckland; ideas that give cause for hope and belief for the preferred future of health and well being; of meaning, dignity and community – for all of South Auckland.