Verna McFelin has dedicated her life to part of the criminal justice system most of us forget to remember - the families, especially the children, of offenders. The work Verna has done with Pillars, an organisation she founded in 1988, has been praised around the world. In 2011 she was awarded the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to the community.
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In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TED has created a program called TEDx. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. Our event is called TEDxEQChCh, where x = independently organized TED event. At our TEDxEQChCh event, TEDTalks video and live speakers will combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events, including ours, are self-organized.