Empowerment through Education. Connecting children across the globe through stories.
Lisa Biggs’ day job has her helping educators around the globe understand how maps tell stories about culture, history, and current events. Her passion project is taking storytelling skills and using them to help children.
Lisa believes when humans connect by sharing stories and experiences, we can achieve and overcome anything. Her work as a teacher and educational program designer and her experiences living in seven countries inspired her to found a non-profit that publishes children's' stories of triumph over adversity. Her organization worked with a group of children challenged by the trauma they endured in the Thomas Fire. Together they learned from experts in mental health, emotional intelligence, and wellbeing, ultimately creating a storybook to share their lessons. The result was a story of how we can all turn our hardships and traumas into a source of strength and resilience.
OUR ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITY
NAVIGATING THROUGH COVID-19
The world is grappling with an issue of enormous scale and human impact, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19).
At TEDxSantaBarbara, we believe it is our role and responsibility to prioritize two things: the health and the well-being of our community while also playing a constructive role in supporting local health officials and government leaders as they work to contain the virus. Through that lens, we will continue to make decisions with vigilance and courage informed by the latest science-based information.
As of now, we are postponing our main event in the Fall, to the first weekend in November 2021.