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Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Lisner Auditorium, 730 21st St NW

On April 14th, TEDxFoggyBottom will feature the innovative ideas of our community’s risk-takers and unconventional change-makers. With our 2018 theme of Fear Itself, we aim to re-examine the concept of fear by presenting talks and performances that cast it in different lights: as a hindrance, a motivator, a biological response, a source of entertainment, and even as an immovable given.

Over the next few weeks, we will highlight speakers who have committed to TEDxFoggyBottom 2018.

Ruby Jade Corado is a social justice advocate who has fought for 20 years for LGBT human rights, transgender liberation, immigration equality, access to healthcare, and many other issues. After fleeing her home country of El Salvador amidst a civil war at 16 years old, she moved to Washington, DC where she has lived for 27 years. Her work has earned her awards ranging from a 2005 Capital Pride Heroes award, a 2013 Gays and Lesbians Opposing Violence award, among others. She was named one of the 25 Most Influential Latino LGBT activists by Latino Voice in 2009 and has been featured by news outlets like the Washington Post, NPR, News Week, and more. In addition to her service work, Ruby is a bilingual inspirational speaker and a nationally recognized sensitivity trainer.

Tickets for the general public are $20 each and will not be available at the door. To purchase tickets, please visit

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