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What I learned living in the slums | Phil America | TEDxSacramentoSalon

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Published on Nov 20, 2014

Phil America discovered the language of art and compassion while living in poverty in places like Burma, Morocco, Algeria, and the slums of the U.S. Phil uses his art to start a conversation of social change.

Phil America is a Northern California/NYC raised artist and writer. He works and lives throughout the US, Europe, Asia and Africa, where he develops his acute attention to a narrative form. He concentrates on individual moments of freedom through various forms and outlets, most recently focusing on the human relationship with both class and race. Phil has found a way to use his art forms to connect with citizens and cultures whose languages he doesn’t speak. He is known for immersing himself into the cultures he explores, rather than remaining a passive observer.

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

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