TEDxHarlem founder Marcus Glover explaining why the event priced at $100 ticket – plus $16.55 in fees at the Apollo Theater is not “Elitist.”
“People are concerned this [is] a moment for the elite to swoop in, take photos on 125th Street and bounce,” Glover said. “Those suspicions are valid, but we have always had intentions to never allow this to be that event. This is about ideas on a grassroots level.” Continue reading
The organizers of Tuesday’s inaugural TEDxHarlem conference see the event as a way to generate ideas that can improve not only Harlem, but the rest of the world.
But for some people, the $100 ticket price for the event — plus $16.55 in fees — is a sign that the conference is about something else: an exclusive meeting of white outsiders and black elitists “designed to dismiss the voice of the indigenous Harlemite,” one community group wrote in an e-mail chain. Continue reading
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