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    Amanda Seales: A World Without Racism

    In this passionate talk, Amanda Seales explores whether a world–or even an America–could exist without racism. She challenges all of us to have awkward conversations and figure out what position each of us plays in those conversations that have the possibility to break down silos move us forward.

    Amanda Seales
    Comedian & TV Host

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    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Check out The Economist’s 2017 Edition: The World If…
    • Talk to a friend about your own “A World Without” scenario.
    • A world without borders? Check it out.
    • A world without America? Read on.
    • See WIRED’s photo series of a world without light pollution.
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    A World With(Out)

    What would happen if the world as you know it changed?

    John Mackey
    Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market
    Amanda Seales
    Comedian & TV Host
    Martin Varsavsky
    Executive Chairman, Prelude Fertility; Founder & Chairman, Fon
    David O. Brown
    Correspondent, ABC News; Chief of Police, Retired, Dallas Police Department
    Jessamyn Stanley
    Author & Yoga Instructor
    Brad Keywell
    Founder & Chairman, Chicago Ideas and Founder & CEO, Uptake

    Consider a world in which a city’s police force resembles the people they represent. What about a world without capitalism as we know it? Would society crumble, or would we find ourselves flush with new opportunities? What if your biological clock never stopped ticking, freeing you up to do all the things you never thought you had time for? These are just some of the scenarios we’ll be presenting as visionary thinkers imagine a world that isn’t the one we’ve come to know.

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