When the British explorer James Cook visited the Polynesian kingdom of Tonga, he noticed that none of the locals would sit down or eat a bit of anything. When he expressed his surprise at this, they said that these were all ‘taboo', which loosely translates to forbidden.
We treat conversations about periods, transgenders, the element of choice in parenthood, and sex the same way, by avoiding them altogether. All of us witness this behaviour on an almost-everyday frequency, and we at TEDxNapierBridge thought it's time to break the taboo around some of them.
We are back with the 5th edition of our salon-style event with the theme 'Red light - Breaking taboos.' It's time to crawl out of our comfort zone and talk about issues that have been buried under the label of taboo. It's time to transgress anachronistic boundaries and embrace the reality of everyday routine that has until now been brushed aside. It's time to break free.
Age Restriction: 16+ (You will be required to produce valid identity proof before you can enter)
1. By purchasing the ticket, you are agreeing to our code of conduct. For more details, please visit www.tedxnapierbridge.com/code
2. Parking is subject to availability, so we encourage you to carpool with your friends.
3. Outside food is not allowed.
Where: No. 1/39-2 North Parade Road, St Thomas Mount, Chennai 600016
When: June 17, 2:30 PM
Directions: https://goo.gl/XRp2Uh (AtWorks Guindy is right beside House #22 Cafe)
WhatsApp Helpline: 8667899170
What's a salon?
Think of TEDxNapierBridgeSalon as a meet up with the smartest people you know. Both short and sweet, It is a gathering of people under one roof, held to amuse one another and increase the knowledge of the participants through conversation & watching TED talks together. Our events tend to coalesce a community with different backgrounds, opinions, and visions, hoping to contribute valuable and diverse ideas.
Who are we?
TEDxNapierBridge is a platform that hosts inclusive TEDx conferences inspired by TED’s commitment to ideas worth spreading. It is a conference for all kinds of minds. Our goal is to create an extraordinary event of ideas, to foster game-changing dialogue, and to inspire action that implements real change in Namma Chennai.
www.tedxnapierbridge.com | @tedxnapier