In praise of dissidents – non-violent dissenters with ideas

Lisa McElherron gave – for me – the most heartfelt and memorable talk at this year’s TEDxBelfast event.

Belfast has a long history of dissent, and at times their challenge has been used for positive outcomes. Lisa spoke passionately about her life-long admiration for …

… those who speak out, who challenge consensus, who speak for those who can’t, and who go against the grain.

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She finished:

Dissent. It’s our word and we want it back.


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