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Anthony Onwuegbuzia

Anthony Onwuegbuzia is... Website: posiworld.biz
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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: I joined TedXCrenshaw to be apart of the innovative platform and dialogue that is instrumental in bringing new ideas and awareness to the Crenshaw Community When did you join: I joined TedX Crenshaw last year after attending their 2nd annual event located at Dorsey High School, I was so inspired I had to become apart of this great event.
What do you do for TEDx: I am apart of the Speaker Team for TedX Crenshaw
Bio: Anthony Onwuegbuzia is the Founder of POSI WORLD, a community based organization that promotes positivity and responsibility among kids living in underserved communities. POSI WORLD currently facilitates a Kids Social Skills Enhancement After-School Program in Inglewood, CA. Mr. Onwuegbuzia was born and raised in the Los Angeles area. He is committed to doing his part in giving back to his community and beyond by establishing a platform for kids to come learn and engage in the enhancement of pertinent social skills. As a strong advocate of education and intellectual growth, Mr. Onwuegbuzia continues to further his education in the newly innovative field of Plant Sciences at Cal Poly Pomona. His goal is to expand POSI WORLD Kid’s Social Skills Enhancement Program throughout underserved communities both domestically and internationally. For more information on Mr. Onwuegbuzia and the POSI WORLD Organization please visit posiworld.biz

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Ebony Smith

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw:To be a part of the cause...
When did you join: 2015.
What do you do for TEDx: Venue Organizer
Bio: Ebony, born and raised in Los Angeles, has always had a passion for hair. Thee Hair Life is her brand and she tends to women's needs as they grace her chair. She cares for your crown!

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Lesa Smith

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: My daughter, Zaneta Joi, is the founder and chief architect of TEDxCrenshaw and I wanted to support her.
When did you join: Proud to say I joined the planning team of TEDxCrenshaw in year one, 2015
What do you do for TEDx: Working with the speakers, securing funding, on-site registration and set-up are areas I have worked as part of the planning team.
Bio: Retired United Methodist Church Licensed Local Pastor, serving three churches in the Crenshaw/Inglewood areas. Currently working part-time as the Executive Director of the United-Methodist Living Into The Future Foundation. Very proud mother of TEDxCrenshaw founder/organizer, Zaneta J. Smith. Fond memories of attending movies at Mesa and Leimert Theaters. Member of first graduating class of Crenshaw High School.

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Samantha Broxton

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Bio: Risk and Analytics professional, Social Butterfly, and Life-Long Learner living in Southern California—I have a laundry list of goals and aspire to try my hand at everything from penning a work of fiction to launching socially impactful entrepreneurial ventures. I love narrative and believe in the power of personal narrative to heal, bridge gaps, and build stronger community. A nomad, amateur chef, DIYer and natural living advocate. I prefer to grow my own veggies and make my own deodorant. I blog a bit, I've been known to back-up sing, and I love having long conversations with complete strangers about t their life and passions. I have a healthy obsession with period and obscure films, as well as science fiction everything (let's discuss the multiverse

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Brittney Daniel

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: I joined because i believe in the mission of TEDx and that there are really true and golden “Ideas worth Spreading” I believe in our team and that we have what it takes to not only make change but our speakers can spark minds and inspire change in the Crenshaw community. TEDxCrenshaw builds community and has become a space where people can come together, collaborate, share stories, and resources.
When did you join: 2015.
What do you do for TEDx: Speaker Curator
Bio:Brittney is a Geography Professor from Carson, Ca. Brittney earned her Bachelor's degree from Cal-State University Long Beach, and Masters degree from NYU, both in Geography and Urban Planning. Passionate about ending homelessness, Brittney has worked for various nonprofits researching data to find trends in order to procure funding and bring new partners to the table. In her spare time she serves breakfast every Friday on Skid Row, helps organize TEDxCrenshaw, swims, travels,cooks, collects sneakers, and spends time with family all while pursuing her PHD.

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Franceska Rolda

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: As a student in the LA area I wanted to understand and get to know the community a little better and felt TedX was the best way to do so.
When did you join: Just started this year!
What do you do for TEDx: Currently helping with the social media and a liaison to one of the speakers and TedX.
Bio: I served as an Americorps member with City Year Los Angeles right out of college. Then I hopped on a plane to teach 5th grade in a low income area in El Progreso, Honduras, while training for a mixed martial arts fight for a year. Currently, I am back at school as an MSW candidate at USC.

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Rashunda Rene

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: I believe in the mission of TEDxCrenshaw. There are a lot of progressive people and positive things happening in our community. Whenever I can help facilitate and support what's good in our community, I'm there!
When did you join: I've been part of the team since Day 1.
What do you do for TEDx: I'm the resident accountant, and help where I'm needed.
Bio: Rashunda Rene, Founder of C.U.S.P. (Committed to Uplifting Single Parents), a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit in Los Angeles California, and Development Coordinator for South LA Saves. With a passion to inspire and motivate others to achieve their full potential, Rashunda started her consultancy firm in 2015 where she helps clients get clear on their goals and live with intention, power and purpose. When not busy, Rashunda enjoys traveling, listening to music, relaxing with family & friends and couponing!

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Stanley Settle II

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: I joined the TEDXCrenshaw because I firmly believe that this community needs an event like this, an idea sharing event that inspires action! Furthermore, knowing Zaneta since we were kids I looked forward to assisting a friend with tasks that they want.
When did you join: 2015
What do you do for TEDx: I’m on the speaker team with TedX so I assist speakers in curating their speeches and making sure their overall TEDX experience is a great one.
Bio: I’m born and raised in Inglewood, CA. I’ve been supported by my family, friends, and community my entire life whether it was while I was pursuing my Bachelor’s in Political Science at UC Davis or when I went on to pursue my Juris Doctor at Southern University Law Center. I am a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Everything that I do, I try to do for the benefit of those who helped raise me and for the generations to come.

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Zaneta J. Smith, Lead Organizer

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: I started TEDxCrenshaw because I wanted to go to innovative events within 20 minutes of where I lived with people who looked like me. i also knew so many people doing dope things in the city and wanted them to have a platform to talk about it.
When did you join: From the beginning What do you do for TEDx: Everything
Bio: Recently named as Los Angeles' Impact Maker to Watch by City Impact Lab, Zaneta is a fierce Social Worker advocating for the formerly incarcerated & transitional aged youth at LA Kitchen. In her spare time, she organizes TEDxCrenshaw. If she is really having fun she is eating and traveling, not in any particular order.

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Glenetta Turner-Pope

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: I was an initial TEDx Crenshaw speaker. I was honored to talk about the impact of education on my life. After the experience as a speaker, I felt the need to give back to a cause I knew had given so much to me. I wanted to continue to be a part of the change initiated by TedX Crenshaw. I grew up in a community very similar to the Crenshaw community and I believe in going against the grain and creating new realities for communities others have given up on.. I have the utmost respect for my teammates and their passion for our community. When did you join: 2015
What do you do for TEDx: I am officially a part of the speaker team. However, I do whatever is necessary to keep the vision going strong and active.
Bio: Glenetta was born in LA and raised in East Oakland. She is the 10th child in a family of 12 siblings. Her passion lies in education as she is the product of Oakland Public Schools. She knows first hand what it means to use an education to shift the trajectory of her life. She returned to LA after her educational studies at UC Berkeley and Harvard and has dedicated her career to the field of education as a teacher, founding charter principal and educational consultant. She is currently the LA Program Coordinator for Sandy Hook Promise, a blogger and dedicated mom of 4! Glenetta was one of the inaugural Tedx Speakers and spoke on how education changed her life.

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Russell Ellis Jr.

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: As an avid watcher of of TED and TEDx videos I wasn't going to pass up the opportunity to be involved with something as monumental as TEDx Crenshaw. As I’ve been educated and socialized in the Crenshaw District, it means something dear to me. Also the area is world renowned, but for a darker time in the areas history, so I find it important for the people of the community to control the narrative of the community.
When did you join: 2015
What do you do for TEDx: A/V & Stage Design
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Trachelle Singleton

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Why did you join TEDxCrenshaw: I joined Tedxcrenshaw because I believe in #blackgirlmagic and supporting black women with great ideas that benefit the community in any way possible
When did you join: 2015
What do you do for TEDx: The best thing I know how to do ; SUPPORT... whichever task needs me, im THERE !
Bio: Born and Raised in the City of Angels, Trachelle is a 9-5'er by day and avid fashion deal watcher by night. You know the motto : Friends don't let friends pay full price !

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