Three more speakers for TEDxCharlottesville

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (NEWSPLEX) -- TEDxCharlottesville has announced three more people will be speaking at its upcoming event, The Power of One.

The new speakers are Chase Iron Eyes, a Dakota humanitarian activist and attorney; Nat Irvin, a teacher and innovator; and Eric Dyer, artist and filmmaker.

Iron Eyes is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Nation, which is currently involved in a massive protest against an oil pipeline that will traverse land given to the tribe in an 1851 treaty.

He works to end the legal and economic oppression of Tribal Nations and their citizens, and he is currently running for a seat in the U.S. Congress to represent North Dakota.

Irvin is a professor at the University of Louisville where he teaches MBA courses on management, leadership and team dynamics.

Dyer has had sculptures and installations exhibited at the Smithsonian National Gallery of Art and the London International Animation Festival among other places.

Additional speakers include Charlotte Matthews, writing teacher at the University of Virginia and winner of the TEDxCharlottesville Open Mic Night; Lanin Anik, assistant professor of marketing at the Darden School of Business; Jerry Peng, chairman and CEO of Vastly; Jill Ferguson, a UVA student studying Material Science and Nanotechnology Engineering; Andrew D. Kaufman, creator and director of Books Behind Bars; Aryn A. Frazier, a UVA Jefferson Scholar; Carmel Johnston, HI-SEAS 4 crew commander; Monica O. Montgomery, a cultural entrepreneur and educator; William J. Antholis, the director and CEO of UVA's Miller Center of Public Affairs; Josef P. Rauschecker, a neuroscientist and professor in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics; Mark Wingfield, a pastor, author and speaker; Lulu Miller, co-creator of NPR's Invisibilia; Bob Cafaro, a cellist; Sarah Raskin, U.S. Treasury Deputy Secretary; Meghan O'Leary, a 2016 Olympian; Paul Perrone, an inventor, robotocist and entrepreneur; Dr. Pamela Moran, Superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools; and Kelly Eplee, the executive director of the Building Goodness Foundation.

This is the fourth year for the event at the Paramount Theater on the Downtown Mall.

The focus highlights the effect one person, one idea, on decision, one election, one moment in time, and one shared idea can have to change the course of history.

For more information on the Nov. 11 event, click on the link in the Related Links box.

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