TEDx Syracuse University 2021

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We are honored and excited to announce the selection of Tula Goenka, the creator of the #LookNowProject as a featured speaker for 2021 TEDx Syracuse University event on April 8, 2021.
@tedxsyracuseuniversity Tula Goenka is a filmmaker, author, social justice activist and a professor at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University. She believes in the power of storytelling to illuminate oppression, heal trauma and create positive change. Goenka is also a breast cancer survivor, and has lived experience of the barriers between a survivor’s public persona and their private struggles with the disease. Her TEDx talk discusses the individualistic framing and isolation of breast cancer patients in our patriarchal society, and advocates using art as a model for sharing, participation, and building sisterhood and community.

Tula Goenka “Breaks Down Barriers”

Tula Goenka portrait

“Tula Goenka, professor of television, radio and film in the Newhouse School, is the producer and director of “TitBits: Breast Cancer Stories,” an original documentary theater piece that will have a cold reading in the Joyce Hergenhan Auditorium of Newhouse 3 on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.”

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Look Now: Facing Breast Cancer Exhibition Catalog

The first phase of the #LookNowProject was in October 2018, and we are now working on our documentary theater/spoken word performance for October 2019—TitBits: Breast Cancer Stories. It will dramatize the stories of many touched by breast cancer—patient, survivor, caregiver, medical practitioner, and advocate. Inspired by Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues, it also aims to reclaim one of the seven words not allowed on broadcast television—tits. Nancy Keefe Rhodes will be the writer, and Tula Goenka will be the producer/director.

In the meantime, here’s a link to our show catalog for the exhibition at The Point of Contact Gallery. Heartfelt gratitude to ALL our participants, collaborators, supporters and visitors.