Raised on a small kibbutz in the Arava desert in Israel, Tali Goodfriend is the eldest of nine children. She has been living in Montreal for over 30 years, teaching at Vanier College in the Continuing Education Department, Early Childhood Education. She also teaches at Concordia University in The Art Education Department. One of the courses she created and teaches is “Art As A Means for Social Awareness”. She is a member of “The Montreal Dialogue Group” and certified facilitator in “Compassionate Listening Project”. In her role as Compassionate Listening facilitator, she works with diverse groups in Montreal and Co-leads Compassionate Listening Delegations to Israel/Palestine.She holds a BA in Studio Arts and a Masters degree in Art Education from Concordia University. The current focus of her art is exploring art for social change.
What is TEDxMontrealWomen?
The TEDxMontrealWomen event challenges each and everyone of us, as members of society, to question and define our values and beliefs in an effort to create an awareness and understanding of why we behave as we do, what motivates our behaviors and what drives our decisions to conduct our lives as we do. With this increased consciousness, we discover that we are more empowered than we previously thought to make positive, disruptive and impactful changes in whichever spheres of influence we choose. TEDxMontrealWomen is an independently organized event and an integral part of the global TEDWomen community.