A Love Letter to Realism in a Time of Grief - What Does it Mean to Be Human?
A lecture by explorer Mark Pollock and human rights lawyer Simone George as part of the Trinity Long Room Hub 'What does it Mean to be Human in the 21st Century?' series
Tickets €10 General / €5 Students
About the speakers:
Simone George is a human rights lawyer and activist, a consultant commercial litigator and a TED2018 Speaker. As a human rights lawyer, she represents women who are experiencing abuse and is presently researching why those in our systems don’t adequately serve justice. She is a director on the board of the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation; a masters graduate from The College of Europe, Bruges, she holds a diploma from Harvard and is a double-graduate of NUI Galway.
Mark Pollock is an Explorer, Innovator & Collaboration Catalyst. After becoming blind in 1998, Mark became an adventure athlete competing in ultra-endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including being the first blind person to race to the South Pole. In 2010 a fall from a second story window left him paralysed. Now he is on a new expedition, this time exploring the intersection where humans and technology collide on his personal mission to cure paralysis in our lifetime. Mark is the subject of the acclaimed documentaries ‘Blind Man Walking’ and ‘Unbreakable – The Mark Pollock Story’, and is co-Founder of the global running series called Run in the Dark (www.runinthedark.org).