For Immediate Release
May 29, 2020
Sara Jones' TEDxSaltLakeCity Talk Featured By TED
Sara Jones' 2019 TedxSaltLakeCity talk was selected by TED curators to be featured in TED channels. Sara's talk is the second from TEDxSaltLakeCity to be featured.
During the seventh annual event held on September 21, 2019 – Sara recounted her unique adoption story. Her story involves being adopted from South Korea at 3 years old, raised in Utah, and how this shaped who she is today. Her story also involves unexpected twists and turns as she journeyed from child to patent attorney turned CEO.
TED curators select a few key TEDx talks for wider distribution based on a topic's relevance to a broad, international audience. Transracial adoption is an international phenomenon that has been happening in South Korea since 1953.
Visit go.ted.com/sarajones to view the talk.
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