Can We Count You In?

This Tuesday, we’re getting everybody on board to discuss “Getting Everybody on Board.” Part of our “What’s the best WE can be right now?” discussion series, we want to turn to our community for their thoughts on building community to achieve goals. And, we’re so fortunate to have TEDxBroadway alums who have in-depth experience in this area.

Joining us Tuesday, July 14 at 4:30pm Eastern Time are:

  • Caroline Bragdon is the Director of Neighborhood Interventions for the Pest Control Services program at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Caroline works to develop and improve neighborhood level responses to rat infestation. She develops curricula and teaches urban Integrated Pest Management (IPM) for diverse audiences in New York City, including building managers, custodians, gardeners, businesses and city employees. Currently, she is overseeing a large Neighborhood Rat Reduction program, which includes three Boroughs and five agencies. In 2012, she published an article titled “Evaluation of a Neighborhood Rat-Management Program – New York City, 2007-2009” in the Centers for Disease Control Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, and in 2015 she published “Characteristics of the Built Environment and the Norway Rat” in the Journal of Environmental Health. Caroline received a Bachelor’s degree in Community Health and Social Psychology from Tufts University and a Master’s degree in Public Health from Johns Hopkins University.

  • Gardiner Comfort is an actor, writer, and teacher who was born and raised in New York City. He holds an MFA in acting from the American Repertory Theater Acting Institute at Harvard University and has traveled the world as an actor in many productions, from Shakespeare to contemporary works. His original solo show The Elephant in Every Room I Enter, created with director Kel Haney, is about his life with Tourette Syndrome and has been performed at many theaters and educational institutions across the country. He is a theater professor at Queens College, a NYC tour guide, and is on the board of the NYC Chapter of the Tourette Association of America.

  • Osh Ghanimah has the distinct pleasure of serving as the Founder & President of Broadway For All and Director of Content Development for The Frederick Zollo Company. Osh is a Co-Producer of the upcoming Broadway musical, Sing Street, and has worked with The Public Theatre, The Guthrie Theater, American Repertory Theater, and Russia’s Moscow Art Theatre, among others. Select TV work includes: High Maintenance, The Good Fight, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Blacklist, The Looming Tower. Film work includes All We Had, starring and directed by Katie Holmes. Osh holds BA and BS from Loyola University Chicago where he received a Presidential Scholarship and was recently honored with their Damen Award for alumni impact. He received an MFA from Harvard University where he served as a Guest Lecturer (Office of the Arts) and a Presidential Public Service Fellow (Office of the President). Osh is a Teach for America alumnus and trained teachers and leaders in NYC for five years. He began his public speaking career with TEDxBroadway and is a proud recipient of Artspace’s Su Job Award for Education.

We’d love to count you in! We hope you’ll get on board and participate in this important conversation with us. It’s free to register: https://www.tedxbroadway.com/virtual

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