Community & The Possibilities of Music

Singer-songwriter Nick Williams encourages you to think deeper about some of your favorite popular music. In this talk he shares historical examples of songs that have done much more than entertain; they’ve given a voice to underprivileged populations and brought people and cultures together. Nick Williams is a world blender. He is a singer-songwriter, and also currently a student at The University of Oklahoma College of Law. The son of a pilot and an artist, Nick grew up traveling, “culture steeping,” and (after seeing Jack Black’s School of Rock) playing guitar. A graduate of the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma, Nick spent his undergrad years studying media forms of various countries, all the while playing through Box Talent Agency. His music has been licensed by shows such as Bill Nye Saves The World and The Real World, as well as The Discovery Channel, and will be featured at this year’s SXSW Festival. Nick enjoys a cup of oolong tea, sweaters, and the occasional Harry Potter relapse. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx

Hollie Hawkins Describes Making a Medical Home for Children in the Foster Care System

Hollie Hawkins describes the impact and transformation of a foster care community, specifically in Tulsa, when customized, consistent and holistic care is delivered to youth.

Hollie Hawkins is a pediatric nurse at the OU-Tulsa Health Sciences campus, as well as a medical provider at Fostering Hope Clinic. She delivers comprehensive care to infants and children in the welfare system using a broad, multidisciplinary approach.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx