Mia Birdsong is co-director of Family Story, an organization that’s redefining the modern American family. She’s also a writer, with articles in publications like Slate and Stanford Social Innovation Review. She’s also an outspoken activist — her TED Talk, “The Story We Tell About Poverty Isn’t True,” has been viewed more than 1.5 million times — and a visionary who’s founded communities like BirthCircle, a collective that makes birth choices accessible to all families, and Canerow, a resource for raising children of color with a wide worldview. During her presentation The Ripple Effect, the activist will engage in conversations with Asheville residents on topics such as the value of community and the actionable effects of personal change. The discussion, which takes place Tuesday, April 25, at 6 p.m. at the Diana Wortham Theatre, is free, but attendees must RSVP. avl.mx/3jm. Photo courtesy of Mia Birdsong
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