Announcing the fifth annual TEDxSanAntonio “Ideas in Action” Speakers
World-changing conversations about the most innovative, creative, intriguing, and sometimes disruptive, ideas alive in our city on the rise. Speaker topics range from art, science, education and health, to technology, social justice, and the environment. They include:
International dancers and musicians from Cuba, Ukraine, Poland and Russia are the star attractions of “¡Viva Havana!” the annual fundraiser and gala with the stars presented by Musical Bridges Around the World (MBAW) from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts.
Goodwill Industries of San Antonio’s fall donation drive gives donors a chance to see how their goodwill changes lives, businesses and ultimately the greater community.
“We are so much more than a retail store,” said Marla Jackson, Goodwill of San Antonio’s president and CEO. “Your donations help train people for better jobs, while providing them with the tools necessary to build successful career paths.”
Fashion designer Leighton Whittington can’t set foot into a Catholic cathedral as he did in Rome last summer without experiencing an intense emotional reaction. It’s all profoundly related to his obsession with the Catholic Church.
“Growing up in a household that was half-Catholic and half-Jewish, I find it curious that the one thing you can’t get away from, especially in San Antonio, is the history and background of the Catholic Church,” says Whittington, a 34-year-old, self-confessed, non-practicing Catholic. (He prefers the Kabbalah.)